Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...
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*We are now in process of building up our 2017 event listings... The 2017s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may copy and paste our listings for their own use please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

OTHER GOOD SOURCES OF ONLINE LISTINGS OF LOCAL CT-AREA OLD CAR EVENTS - Here are a few other reliable places we will occasionally check in with for event listings: Hemmings - http://www.hemmings.com/ ; Special Interest - http://www.specialinterest.com/ ; OldRide.com's Connecticut events section - http://www.oldride.com/events/connecticut.html ; Connecticut Cruise News - http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ ; our Facebook friend Frank Catalina recommended the "Cruisin' Bruce" Calendar for a lot of good RI, Southeastern MA, and occasionally some Eastern CT event info too - http://www.cruisinbruce.com/CarShowCalendar.html ; and the CT Council of Car Clubs - http://www.ctccc.net/ (and please do let us know if you have any other favorite sources for CT-area old car event listings that we can possibly ad here--thanks!)

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CAR EVENTS

JANUARY 1, 2017, Sunday, "Everywhere" - Happy New Year, and welcome to "Official Antique Status" all 1992 model year cars, trucks, and motorcycles, per the Antique Automobile Club of America's definition of "antique" - that being any vehicle 25 years old or older, reference: http://www.aaca.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 7, 2017, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…13th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod & Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest, Saturday, January 7th, 2017, 1-6pm, at Elks Hall, 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA. Admission $10. Cash bar & food available. Vintage drags and hot rod events on 3 flat screens; fantastic surround sound system. Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle, memorabilia. Bring and display drag vehicles, photo albums, and stuff. Info: Fred 978-618-8077 or FAH60@comcast.net …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer for this event that was posted on the “Connecticut Dragway Memories” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/423595767671813/), and which I also made sure to share to the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection Facebook page. To view the flyer itself online (believe you need to be Facebook-compatible to view it), the URL of just the flyer is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15073434_1502734619742411_4634712308627131488_n.jpg?oh=186dfd995210b5e4276e70bb8c227bf0&oe=58CFF8D0 … I’ve never been to it, but sounds like a lot of fun!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 8, 2017, Sunday, Enfield – “…’Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn’…32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91, to 190 east, Hazardvile, turn right at junction of 192)… 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am (January = 2nd Sunday)… Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut…” Quoting from an e-mail dated 9/6/2016 that we received from Mr. Donald Passardi (lapassardi@snet.net), one of the organizers for this very cool (no pun intended!) wintertime indoor old car swap meet series: “…Hi, I was given this address saying you advertise area club events… Dec. 4, 2016… Jan. 8, 2017… Feb. 5, 2017... Mar. 5, 2017… Great Little Indoor Swap Meet (above dates), Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT… 7am-11am, space only $15.00, table provided… public $2.00 donation... Fun meet!... Info: Donald Passardi, phone 860-684-2675, or e-mail Lapassardi@snet.net … Or: Jim Way, phone 860-267-4626… Thanks, Donald…” We followed up with a request to Donald to obtain, if possible, a flyer (either electronic or paper), that we could upload to our server, and also to have available to use as an eye-catcher for Facebook posts. Later that very same day we received a copy of the flyer, forwarded to us by Virginia (modelamama@aol.com) from the organizing team, and so we were able to upload it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/Winter2016-2017-EnfieldPowderMillBarnFlyer.jpg… Those specific event dates, one per month during the months December through March, once again, are as follows: December 4th (2016), January 8th (2017), February 5th (2017), and March 5th (2017)… Final thoughts - We’ve visited this event in the past, and it was a really fantastic way to have some old car fun on a cold winter day! I hope to make it back there this coming season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/8/2016)

JANUARY 14, 2017, Saturday, Bridgeport – Black Horse Garage ‘Hot Topic Classes’ – Class #1: Engine Lubrication Systems ‘ “The Legends and Lies of Lubrication,” at Black Horse Garage, 726 Union  Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604… Class is 4 hours (10am to 2pm), and the registration fee of $125 includes lunch. “…You will not want to miss this exciting class with hands-on participation. You will gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your engine and how important lubrication is to the performance and preservation of it. Learn everything you need to know about keeping your engine lubricated and how to choose the right oil and oil products for your car…” Instructors are Frank Buonanno and Matt Carlo of BHG. “Call today to reserve your seat at 203-330-9604… webmaster’s note – This event listing was put together utilizing a press-release broadcast e-mail that we received, dated 12/2/2016, from the Black Horse Garage folks (dori@blackhorsegarage.com), and for even more info you can visit BHG’s official web site at: www.blackhorsegarage.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2016)

JANUARY 20-22, 2017, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA) – Auto Mania - Powered by Carlisle, Pennsylvania's biggest indoor heated swap meet, Agricultural Hall at the Allentown PA Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104. Adult admission $10 daily. Friday 12pm-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-3pm. Info: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisleweb/carlisle-events/automania/default.aspx ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 21 & 22, 2017, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – Springfield Motorcycle Show, at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA. Adults $15; kids 6-12 $5; kids 5 & under free. Show hours Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5. Info: http://www.osegmotorcycle.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 21 & 22, 2017, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell, at the Big E Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089… “…Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell, is New England’s largest indoor all-automotive swap meet featuring over 300 vendors with bargains on new and used parts  and accessories for all automotive application… Ticket Prices: $12.00 per day (kids 12 & under free w/ paid adult)… Show Hours: 8am – 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday…” For more info - Main web site: http://www.apswapnsell.com/ - and Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/10/2016)

JANUARY 22, 2017, Sunday, Essex – Lecture: "From Paved Roads to Public Money: The Rise of the Automobile in Connecticut," 3:00pm to 4:30pm, to be held at Hamilton Hall at Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT ... Quoting from the listing provided on the Essex Historical Society's "Events" page (http://www.essexhistory.org/events/): "...EHS’s popular lecture series continues on Sunday, January 22 at 3pm, with “From Paved Roads to Public Money: The Rise of the Automobile in Connecticut” with independent historian Richard DeLuca.   This illustrated lecture premiers material of a book presently in production by Mr. DeLuca.  Exploring the state’s connection to the auto culture picks up where his last popular history, “Post Roads to Iron Horses,” left off.  While the talk will address auto topics around the state, it will also connect to local history and the shoreline region.    Co-sponsored with Essex Meadows, this year’s lecture series is playfully titled, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: CT’s Early Transportation History.”   All talks are held in beautiful Hamilton Hall at Essex Meadows, 30 Bokum Road, Essex.  Free and open to the public.  Refreshments...."... Additional references - Also please see this Essex Board of Trade listing for the event (which also incorporates venue info, plus additional info on January 15th and January 29th related lectures in this series, all of which were created by the Essex Historical Society): http://essexct.com/event/connecticuts-early-transportation-history/ - and here's the Essex Meadows event listing for January 22nd: http://www.essexmeadows.com/event/planes-trains-automobiles-connecticuts-early-transportation-2/ - and also the Essex Meadows "Directions" page for your reference: http://www.essexmeadows.com/directions/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2017)

JANUARY 27-29, 2017, Friday-Sunday, Worcester (MASSACHUSETTS) - 2017 Worcester Auto Show, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Info: http://www.dcucenter.com/event-calendar/2017-worcester-auto-show/ and also: http://worcestershows.com/auto/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 27-29, 2017, Friday-Sunday, Providence (RHODE ISLAND) - 2017 Northeast International Auto Show, at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903. Info: http://providenceautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 28 & 29, 2017, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - 2017 Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

JANUARY 29, 2017, Sunday, Essex - Essex Ed Groundhog Day Parade, Sunday, January 29, 2pm - 4pm... Quoting from the Facebook event listing we saw, posted within the past day or so by our friends at the Essex Board of Trade, https://www.facebook.com/events/647675275419612/ : "...Get your pots and pans ready as Essex Ed, driven by his chauffer Ralph Hermann, makes his journey from Essex Boat Works up Ferry Street to the top of Main Street, leading a parade of antique cars, fife and drums, residents and visitors!... Sponsored by: The Essex Board of Trade, Essex Savings Bank and Essex Boat Works...." webmaster's note - We like to go there in an old car, get there early to be able to get a good place to park along Main Street, and then enjoy this fantastic & fun parade as spectators (which typically includes many antique cars)! I find that being able to take in this parade as a spectator works better for me, since I feel I can get better pictures of the old cars that participate (whereas when you're driving an old car in the parade, you more or less get only one view). If the roads are messy, I will definitely NOT be driving an old car to Essex that day, but rather just get there in a modern car. It appears I'm also going to be "on solo puppy duty" that day, so not sure how effective my spectator picture-taking may even be, having to manage a puppy at the same time. So, I guess we shall see how that may work out. But, no matter what, this is a seriously fun event in a beautiful little town (and, as noted, it incorporates antique car participation!), and I am looking forward to it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2017)

FEBRUARY 5, 2017, Sunday, Enfield – “…’Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn’…32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91, to 190 east, Hazardvile, turn right at junction of 192)… 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am (January = 2nd Sunday)… Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut…” Quoting from an e-mail dated 9/6/2016 that we received from Mr. Donald Passardi (lapassardi@snet.net), one of the organizers for this very cool (no pun intended!) wintertime indoor old car swap meet series: “…Hi, I was given this address saying you advertise area club events… Dec. 4, 2016… Jan. 8, 2017… Feb. 5, 2017... Mar. 5, 2017… Great Little Indoor Swap Meet (above dates), Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT… 7am-11am, space only $15.00, table provided… public $2.00 donation... Fun meet!... Info: Donald Passardi, phone 860-684-2675, or e-mail Lapassardi@snet.net … Or: Jim Way, phone 860-267-4626… Thanks, Donald…” We followed up with a request to Donald to obtain, if possible, a flyer (either electronic or paper), that we could upload to our server, and also to have available to use as an eye-catcher for Facebook posts. Later that very same day we received a copy of the flyer, forwarded to us by Virginia (modelamama@aol.com) from the organizing team, and so we were able to upload it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/Winter2016-2017-EnfieldPowderMillBarnFlyer.jpg… Those specific event dates, one per month during the months December through March, once again, are as follows: December 4th (2016), January 8th (2017), February 5th (2017), and March 5th (2017)… Final thoughts - We’ve visited this event in the past, and it was a really fantastic way to have some old car fun on a cold winter day! I hope to make it back there this coming season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/8/2016)

FEBRUARY 5, 2017, Sunday, Houston (TEXAS) – Super Bowl 51, to be held at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Not a car event by any means, but it's the Super Bowl, for crying out loud! Official info: http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/51 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 2017, Saturday & Sunday, Wilmington (MASSACHUSETTS) - Ten Buck Bike Shows, Shriner's Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road, Wilmington, MA 01887. 10am-5pm both days. Info: http://www.kevmarv.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

FEBRUARY 10-12, 2017, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) - Classics In Atlantic City, Car Show & Auction, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Info: http://www.acclassiccars.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

FEBRUARY 18, 2017, Saturday, Orange – “…15th Annual Northeast Gas Bash, at the American Legion Hall, Post 127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (Route 121) in Orange, Connecticut, off Exit 56 of the Wilbur Cross Parkway. 7am to 1pm. Features original petroliana—no reproductions. No early buyers please. Contact Bob Harrington 203-494-0566…”… webmaster’s note - We've been watching for any online listings for this cool annual event, upcoming in Orange, CT, in February. Still no online listings that we've seen, but our friends the BACC: Belltown Antique Car Club (P.O. Box 211, East Hampton, CT 06424, http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/) have just published a printed newsletter listing for it--awesome! The event listing details that are shown above were transcribed exactly from the listing that appears on page 4 of the December 2016/January 2017 issue of the official BACC newsletter "The Belltown Bulletin." We also scannned the listing as it was printed on the BACC newsletter page, and uploaded a copy of that scan to our server, where you can view it now online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/18Feb2017NortheastGasBashOrange-BACCNwslttrListing-JPG.JPG ... Additional thoughts - We attended this event a couple of years ago and had a GREAT time checking out all sorts of cool old "petroliana," auto-related signage, nick-nacks, and what-not. This is a VERY cool event, very much worth checking out! Thanks again BACC for getting the word out!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/31/2016)

FEBRUARY 18, 2017, Saturday, Waltham (MASSACHUSETTS) - 21st Annual New England Model Engineering Society Model Engineering Show, at the Charles River Museum of Industry, 154 Moody St. Waltham MA, February 18, 2017 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM… Flyer link: http://neme-s.org/2017/MES%202017%20Flyer.pdf … More info: New England Model Engineering Society web site: http://www.neme-s.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2017)

FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2017, Saturday & Sunday, Marlborough (MASSACHUSETTS) - Ten Buck Bike Shows, Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough, MA 01752. 10am-5pm both days. Info: http://www.kevmarv.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

MARCH 5, 2017, Sunday, Enfield – “…’Antique Auto Flea Market at Powder Mill Barn’…32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT (Exit 47E off I-91, to 190 east, Hazardvile, turn right at junction of 192)… 1st Sunday of the month, 7am-11am (January = 2nd Sunday)… Hosted by the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut…” Quoting from an e-mail dated 9/6/2016 that we received from Mr. Donald Passardi (lapassardi@snet.net), one of the organizers for this very cool (no pun intended!) wintertime indoor old car swap meet series: “…Hi, I was given this address saying you advertise area club events… Dec. 4, 2016… Jan. 8, 2017… Feb. 5, 2017... Mar. 5, 2017… Great Little Indoor Swap Meet (above dates), Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple Street, Enfield, CT… 7am-11am, space only $15.00, table provided… public $2.00 donation... Fun meet!... Info: Donald Passardi, phone 860-684-2675, or e-mail Lapassardi@snet.net … Or: Jim Way, phone 860-267-4626… Thanks, Donald…” We followed up with a request to Donald to obtain, if possible, a flyer (either electronic or paper), that we could upload to our server, and also to have available to use as an eye-catcher for Facebook posts. Later that very same day we received a copy of the flyer, forwarded to us by Virginia (modelamama@aol.com) from the organizing team, and so we were able to upload it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/Winter2016-2017-EnfieldPowderMillBarnFlyer.jpg… Those specific event dates, one per month during the months December through March, once again, are as follows: December 4th (2016), January 8th (2017), February 5th (2017), and March 5th (2017)… Final thoughts - We’ve visited this event in the past, and it was a really fantastic way to have some old car fun on a cold winter day! I hope to make it back there this coming season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/8/2016)

MARCH 5, 2017, Sunday, Wallingford - The Connecticut Street Rod Association's "CNN Slide Show"... Quoting from the event listing shown on their upcoming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): "...The annual CNN Slide Show will once again be held at Zandries Stillwood Inn on 1074 South Colony Street (Route 5) in Wallingford, CT. on March 5th, 2017. Doors open at 12:00 noon and the show starts at 1:00PM. Take exit 13 off I-91. Take a right at the bottom of the ramp and Zandries is about 1/4 mile up on the right... More info, call Pete at 860-635-4971or Don at 860-345-4709..." (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MARCH 5, 2017, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) - Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts Annual Flea Market, Holmes Transportation Complex, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA. Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=48940 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MARCH 10-12, 2017, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - 2017 Frank Maratta's Auto & Race-A-Rama Show, at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA. Info: http://fmautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016)

MARCH 11, 2017, Saturday, Essex - "Essex Go Bragh 2017," 10:30am to 1:00pm, hosted by Essex Parks and Recreation... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1726210034376556/): "...Our super fun, family friendly Essex Go Bragh parade steps off at Town Hall at 10:30am... Decorate your tractors, cars and bikes and come march with us!... Featuring: Horse drawn wagon rides! Music! Kids' activities! Specials from local restaurants and businesses!..." webmaster's note - Here's another cool early-in-the-year event that the friendly and fun town of Essex does! Antique cars typically participate in this parade too (including, if I am not mistaken, our friends from Cardone & Daughter Automotive, Inc. in their VW Bug, in last year's parade)! I have yet to take one of these in, but hoping to get there this year--even if only as a spectator. Like with the "Essex Ed Groundhog Day Parade" that happens earlier in the year, the "Essex Go Bragh" parade & festivities really shows off the wonderful town spirit of Essex, CT... Bravo Essex!.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2017)

MARCH 17-18, 2017, Friday-Saturday, Naugatuck - “Ground-Up 2017 Vendor Expo,” Friday, March 17th & Saturday March 18th, 9am to 4pm both days, at Ground Up, Inc., 91 Great Hill Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770… “…Huge show specials, Ground Up cars on display, manufacturers in house, ‘Talk to the Reps,’ Tech seminars, giveaways…” Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1182686608511606/ … Poster: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/images/events/GUPEXPO-0317-03182017.jpg ... And don’t forget to check out the company’s official web site: http://www.ss396.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/6/2017)

MARCH 18, 2017, Saturday, Coventry - “Cars and Coffee at Coventry Motorcar,” Saturday, March 18th, 8am to 10am, at Coventry Motorcar, 2152 Boston Turnpike, Coventry, CT 06238… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1803436936586894/): “…Coventry Motorcar is proud to announce our first of hopefully many European Car & Coffee events. We are aiming to have these on the 3rd Saturday of every month but for now mark your calendars for March 18th from 8am to 10pm. Coffee and refreshments will be provided, can't wait to see you all there!...” Sounds cool to us! We wish to thank our long-time old-VW friend Jeremy Clayton (a Coventry resident—or at least he was?!) for passing along this event listing via the Facebook system! We love to see the courage to schedule such an early season car event in Connecticut, and we hope we can make it up there, with an old car! It’s a very beautiful drive, and a very beautiful part of our state (not far from the University of Connecticut)... Additional info – Coventry Motorcar has a very comprehensive web site that you should check out, at: http://www.coventrymotorcar.com/ - and also be sure to visit and “Like” their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CoventryMotorcar/ … Thanks again Coventry Motorcar folks for setting this up, and thanks again to our friend Jeremy for passing along the info!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2017)

MARCH 19, 2017, Sunday, New Haven - “…’…Pizza For Hope Fundraiser…’.. . Sunday, March 19th, 11am to 9pm, at Frisco’s Pizza, 383 Forbes Avenue, New Haven, CT 06512… Hope was found in Branford in very bad medical condition… All proceeds will go towards Hope’s care and medical expenses… Hope is currently at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford, CT… Pick up or eat in, Frisco’s Pizza, 383 Forbes Avenue, New Haven, CT 06512, 203-821-7237…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from an electronic flyer posted online, and circulated on local Facebook groups, and I believe the poster was originally created by a fan of Frisco’s, who obtained the details about the fundraiser from Frisco’s Pizza head man himself, John Frisco (https://www.facebook.com/john.frisco1), who originated the event. We also made a copy of the electronic flyer and uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/19March2017PizzaForHopeFundraiserPoster.jpg ... For some background - Please take a gander at the WTNH News Channel 8 news story of March 6th, 2017: http://wtnh.com/2017/03/06/dog-found-nearly-starved-to-death-in-branford/ , which tells the story of how Hope, an apparent black lab or black lab mix, was found emaciated and hours from death, in Branford, on that same morning, and was brought to Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford for emergency care. The name “Hope” was given to the dog, of still unknown origin to this day, by workers at the Cosgrove Shelter, and thanks to publicity given to this tragic case, there has been a swell of community support, while the shelter workers work diligently to try to help “Hope” recover from her very badly neglected condition. Frisco’s Pizza of New Haven, which has been known to support other worthwhile animal welfare causes, obviously saw Hope’s story, and wanted to do something to help, and so, this was first posted on March 8th, 2017, on the Frisco’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Friscos-Pizza-355296864522979/): “…Frisco's Pizza will be holding a pizza fundraiser for Hope the dog found in Branford. He is now at the Branford animal shelter. Frisco's pizza will donate 100% of the profits to hope !! Also I have an anonymous donor that will match dollar for dollar of the funds raised. The event will take place Sunday, March 19, 11:00 to 9:00… Thank you !!...” Sounds good to us, and we tip our hat to Mr. John Frisco, and Frisco’s Pizza for this wonderful humanitarian gesture! Judging by the glowing ratings we’ve seen online at the “Yelp” and other web sites, Frisco’s Pizza serves fantastic food! Awesome!... And, let us also make sure to recognize the unbelievably dedicated folks at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter of Branford, who are still working mightily to help Hope survive—be sure to visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/dancosgroveanimalshelter/ and/or on their Town of Branford official web site: http://www.branford-ct.gov/animalshelter/ -- and don’t forget the “Donation” tab, if you wish to make your donation directly to the Cosgrove Shelter: http://www.branford-ct.gov/Donations ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2017)

MARCH 19, 2017, Sunday, Taunton (MASSACHUSETTS) -“…Annual Model Car Kit & Die-Cast Exhibition, March 19, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM… 50+ Vendor Tables of model car kits, promos, accessories, resin-cast, parts, die-cast & more NNL Style Model Car Exhibition: Display your built models and projects here at our non-competitive gathering of model car builders and enthusiasts. Model car fun for all People's choice voting awards for this years special themes: best station wagon vintage or contemporary, best Camaro celebrating the Camaros 50th anniversary, best vintage drag pre-1975 top fuel, funny car, altered..., best junior build: ages 18 and under. Club awards to be presented by local and regional clubs. Lincoln Johnny Lightning Race Club:. Side by side 1/64 Scale die-cast down hill racing competition. Door Prizes to be awarded all day Vendors: Here's your chance to set up at one of the most entertaining and profitable shows on the east coast Early Set-up opens at 6:00 AM Discount hotel accommodations. Wall, aisle and lobby tables available, all 8. Convenient first floor location, no stairs. Reserved 8 vendor tables are available at a cost of $55.00 per table. Choice of wall or aisle tables. However, there are a limited supply of wall tables available. Tables should be reserved and paid for by February 25th. After February 21, the table fee increases to $100.00 per table… Sponsor: RTS Expo Club… Location: Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA, 01588… Cost: $8.00, No model registration fees…” More info - https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=48962 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2017)

MARCH 25-26, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck - “Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show,” Saturday, March 25 (10am-7pm) & Sunday, March 26 (10am-5pm), at The New Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT… “…Custom and classic cars, race cars, motorcycles all brands, dealers, vendors, club displays, specialty vehicles, auto & bike swap section, DJ music, family fun, entertainment, and more!... General admission $10, children 8-13 $5; children under 8 free; plenty of free parking… For more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendor space, club space, or other opportunities to participate, please e-mail donclady@ctcruisenews.com or call Don at 860-354-5110… www.ctcruisenews.com …” Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/367684666936455/ … Presented by Don Clady (https://www.facebook.com/don.clady) and Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/)... Official Event Flyer: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16486913_1464035066962802_1669017348196587329_o.jpg?oh=557f23571c31667b03378c303e48080b&oe=5910A9F0 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/6/2017)

MARCH 26, 2017, Sunday, Newington - “…’…Central Car Club Cars And Coffee on The Pike…’.. , 9am to 1pm, at 2368 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111… Cars & Coffee on the pike Sunday, March 26, 2017. All welcome please be respectful and have a good time… To hold you guys over, everyone come pregame show season with us, Sunday, March 26th… There is a Cars and Coffee happening on the Berlin Turnpike. Everyone's welcome. More details on our own show to be announced soon!...” Additional info – Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/797823423699573/ … Here is a page with info on a cruise to the event starting from CCSU in New Britain: https://www.facebook.com/events/1303016819785349/ … And here is the official Central Car Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/1/2017)

MARCH 26, 2017, Sunday, Maynard (MASSACHUSETTS) - “…Winter Blah's Swap Meet, March 26, 2017, 7:30 am -11:30am… 23rd Annual Model A Ford Swap Meet - Antique Auto Parts, Automobilia, Large Parking Lot, Coffee & Donuts, Raffle @10:30am. 10' x 10' Vendor Space-$20… Sponsor: Minuteman Model A Ford Club… When: March 26, 2017 7:30 am -11:30am.. Location: Maynard Elks Lodge, 34 Powdermill Rd. Route 62, Maynard, MA, 01754…” Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=48992 ... Additional info - Minuteman Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts official web site: http://www.oilleak.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2017)

MARCH 29, 2017, Wednesday, Branford – "...Jersey Mike’s of Branford ‘Day of Giving’ – Benefiting ‘Take A Vet Fishing’ of Branford... Event will take place all day on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 9am to 9pm, at Jersey Mike's Subs, 845 West Main Street, Branford,m CT 06405..."... webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend Raymond Luhn (https://www.facebook.com/rayluhn) for the heads up, via the Facebook system, about this upcoming event happening at the end of March--benefiting the "Take A Vet Fishing" program of Branford, and happening at (& made possible by the generosity of) Jersey Mike's Subs of Branford (located "On The Hill," on Route 1--just steps away from "B&B Performance," to give an automotive-related location reference--ha ha!)... Quoting from the event description: "...Jersey Mike's donates 100% of your purchases ALL DAY LONG to Take A Vet Fishing!..."… Lots more useful info – Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1822772971304774/ … Here is the Facebook “Take A Vet Fishing” page: https://www.facebook.com/TakeAVetFishing/ … Here is the Facebook “Jersey Mike’s Subs of Branford” page: https://www.facebook.com/JerseyMikesBranford19001/ … ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2017)

APRIL 1, 2017, Saturday, Berlin – Automobilia and Literature Auction, Berlin, CT (Hartford area), 11am, a no-reserve sale of 450+ lots of great automobilia and literature. Join our email list, quality consignments now being considered. Jerry 860-655-8682, or e-mail: glettieri@cox.net … See our site: http://www.automobiliaauctions.com/ … webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a word-listing we found for the event printed on page 123 of the January 2017 issue of Hemmings Motor News (yes, we still subscribe to the “old school” printed & snail mailed version!)… I went and looked at that web site that is mentioned, and was very impressed to see some of the very cool old stuff that’s going to be offered. It was also noted on that page that the event will take place at “Nest Egg Gallery” in Berlin,  CT—which I further researched, and found, via the Nest Egg site (https://nesteggauctions.com/), that it is located at the following street address: 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT 06037… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/19/2016)

APRIL 6, 2017, Thursday, Southington – Season Opener for “Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz In at Kizl's Family Restaurant,” 5pm-9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489… Details from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/169679736875992/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2017! Starting April 6th, and every first and third Thursday thru August, then every Thursday thru October (and several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)!... Always a fun night, Lots of cool cars, at a fantastic location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2017!!! Thursday, April 6th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area for Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...” Even more info: http://ralphsrapidtransit.com/ … and/or on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2017)

APRIL 8, 2017, Saturday, Bridgeport – Season Opener for The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club’s “Monthly Cruise at The Club…” Quoting from the electronic flyer (actual flyer URL: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17158919_1945280932425002_3716862763274067829_o.jpg?oh=bb0a8573fa2a7ecfcc73b2a6a318394b&oe=59371CCF) that our friends the Round Town Cruisers posted on Facebook just a couple of days ago: “…The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club present a ‘Monthly Cruise at The Club’…Join us on the Second Saturday of each Month: April 8th… May 13th… June 10th… July 8th… August 12th… September 9th… Rain dates are on the following Saturday, one rain date per month… Trophies, door prizes, raffles, music, food, indoor cash bar, outdoor pavilion … Participant judging… Hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, and muscle cars are welcome… The Germania Schwaben Club, 416 Horace Street, Bridgeport, CT… For more info call: Mike @ 203-814-8315…” webmaster’s note – I didn’t see it noted on the flyer, but I am pretty sure I saw the event hours listed in another Facebook post by the RTC-ers as being noon to 3pm; at the present time I am attempting to follow up with them on that important detail, and will, of course, update this listing as soon as I receive confirmation and/or any additional info… Additional info – Please be sure to check in also with the Round Town Cruisers at their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/… *3/31/2017 UPDATES – Our friends the Round Town Cruisers followed up with a revised event flyer that clearly listed the event hours, which, as we had suspected, are 12:00 noon to 3:00pm; we made a copy of the revised flyer and uploaded it to our server, and you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017RoundTownCruisersGermaniaClubBptUpdatedFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2017; clickable link to the revised flyer was added to this listing as of 3/31/2017)

APRIL 9, 2017, Sunday, Stafford Springs - 31st Annual Ty-Rods Spring All-Automotive Swap Meet, 7am-4pm, at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT. Info: http://staffordmotorspeedway.com/event/31st-annual-spring-ty-rods-auto-swap-meet/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

APRIL 9, 2017, Sunday, Derby – “The Heav’nly Donuts ‘Fill The Crosley’ Spring Dust-Off Cruise,” at the one and only Heav’nly Donuts, 658 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418… webmaster’s note - We have no other info about this event at this time, aside from the date—which we inferred from “Mike The Hat’s” (Michael R.J. Burke, who is, of course, one half of the Heav’nly Donuts Cruise Night Team—along with Ernie B.; Mike is reachable on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9) recent Facebook post (posted early January 2017) that this event was going to happen on “The 2nd Sunday of April,” which, by our calendar, is April 9th. Anyway, to stay up-to-date on news & info related to this event, and also the popular Sunday night cruises that Ernie and Mike run at Heav’nly Donuts (a.k.a. “The Donut”) during the summer, please make sure to visit & “Like” the Heav’nly Donuts official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/… *3/22/2017 UPDATES – We found a copy of the Official Flyer for “Fill The Crosley” 2017 posted online via the Facebook system, courtesy of our friends, the event organizers, Ernie B. from Heav’nly Donuts and Mike B. from MRJB Home Designs—and a copy of the flyer has been uploaded to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/9April2017HeavnlyDonutsDerbyFillTheCrosleyFlyer.jpg … And here’s a transcription of the event info from the flyer: “…Fill The Crosley at Heav’nly Donuts… Heav’nly Donuts ‘Dust-Off’ Car Cruise for The Spooner House—It is a great reason to dust off the classic cars, and get ready for cruise season!... Sunday, April 9, 2017, 12:00pm to 5:00pm… Rain date = (Sunday) April 16th, 2017… Let’s give The Spooner House a Fill-Up! We are collecting canned goods and nonperishables… The Spooner House is operated by Area Congregations Together, Inc., with the mission of providing food, shelter, and support services to people in need…”… Awesome job, as always, Ernie, and Mike!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2017; important updates, including Official Flyer link, added to this listing as of 3/22/2017)

APRIL 9, 2017, Sunday, East Hartford - “UConn Car Club's Spring Car Show 2017,” Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9am to 4pm, at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118. Info - Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/261804487565636/ - event info is also available at the UConn Car Club web site: http://www.uconncarclub.com/315/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2017)

APRIL 15, 2017, Saturday, Wallingford – Season Opener for “Cars and Coffee at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford”… “…April 15, Wallingford, Come grab a hot cup of Joe and a bagel, and check out some cool cars. Bring your car, any make or year. If you think it's cool, we want to see it! Trucks, too. But please, not burnouts or loud stereos. Spend an hour or two with other enthusiasts and talk cars, Cars and Coffee at Bruegger's Bagels, 970 North Colony Rd. (Rte. 5), Easy access from Rte. 15 N or S, or Rte. 68 via 91 N or S., 3rd Saturday of the month, April thru October. Rain date following Saturday, 7am - 10am…” webmaster’s note – The above text was transcribed directly from the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site’s coming events calendar for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm). How cool to see this, what appears to be, new-for-2017 local car event on the scene! At this time we are attempting to see if there may be a flyer available for this great-sounding “cars & coffee” series in nearby Wallingford! Meanwhile, please also be sure to visit (& “Like”) the Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2017)

APRIL 15, 2017, Saturday, Mansfield - "…’Mansfield Drive-In, Fast and Furious 8 Car Show 2017,’ Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 228 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250… Registration 12-2; show 1pm-6pm; trophies 5:30pm-6pn; movie (the new Fast and Furious 8) will begin around 8pm…” Official event info page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1891156231126944/ … Additional info – Here is the Mansfield Drive-In web site: http://www.mansfielddrivein.com/ - which also has a “Directions” link: http://mansfielddrivein.com/contactus/directions/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2017)

APRIL 20, 2017, Thursday, Milford – Season Opener for “Cruisin’ East Car Club Goodies of Milford Drive-In Weekly Thursday Cruise Night,” at Goodies Restaurant, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460… Quoting from the Facebook post of March 29th, 2017 from our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762): "...We start up on April 20th, hope to see all our cruisin’ guys and gals!..." Awesome! Thanks Bill!... For more infohttp://goodiesmilford.com/ … Official Flyer – At the same time that Bill Giles posted that start-up date, he also posted an electronic photo of the official flyer, from which we were able to glean additional details about the event: “…Cruisin’ East car club presents the ‘Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodie’s Drive-In,’ 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT, from 6pm to 9pm… Contact Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824… Food, music, giveaways, trivia… ‘Cruising the way it used to be…’…” Very cool—thanks Bill! We also uploaded a copy of the flyer photo to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CruisinEastGoodiesMilfordThursCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

APRIL 22, 2017, Saturday, Branford - Season opener for "Cars & Coffee Branford," at Excelerate Performance, 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT... 9am to 12pm... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/603922683146761/): "...Come Drink Local Coffee and Talk Cars With Us :: We have teamed up with Willoughby's Coffee & Tea to start our own Cars & Coffee get together at Excelerate Performance… Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the worlds finest beans and we will be providing the get together location at our 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT facility… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. Family Friendly… Schedule: 4/22 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 5/27 - OPEN HOUSE 12pm - 4pm… 6/10 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 8/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100..." Additional info - Here's Excelerate Performance's Faceboook page (make sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

APRIL 22, 2017, Saturday, New Britain - "Klingberg Cars & Coffee for 2017," at the Klingberg Family Centers campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT, 8am to 10am, no charge. Info: http://klingbergautoshow.org/klingberg-vintage-motorcar-festival-2013/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

APRIL 22, 2017, Saturday, Monroe - “Monroe Street Rodders’ First ‘Bill's Drive-In of Monroe’ Cruise of the 2017 Season”… As posted 1/15/2017 on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/... "...First cruise night of 2017 at Bill's Drive-In, Rt.111, Monroe. Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00pm - 9:00pm. Hope to see you all there..." Additional info - Bill's Drive-In Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ - and quoting from it: “…Bill's Drive-In is a Landmark restaurant located on Route 111 in Monroe, CT… This restaurant has evolved over the years from a small roadside stand to a decent size building which currently seats 60 plus customers…” Location: 431 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468, telephone (203) 268-8808, official web site: www.billsdrive-in.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

APRIL 22, 2017, Saturday, Oxford - "…’Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise – Special 2017 Dust Off Cruise,’ 2pm – ‘till… At Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… For information, call Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – We received a copy of the official flyer from which this information was transcribed, from our friend Melissa Mekdeci, via the Facebook system, on 3/17/2017 (Thanks again Melissa!). This special “Dust Off” cruise is a separate event from the “regular” summertime Wednesday night cruise nights at Fritz’s, which start up on April 26th, 2017 (5pm to 9pm, weather permitting). We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer that Melissa sent us, to our server, where you can view it for yourself now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017FritzsOfOxfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg … Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the Fritz’s Snack Bar official web site for lots more info about this classic establishment, online at: http://fritzssnackbar.com/ - and they also have a useful “Directions” page that you can refer to: http://fritzssnackbar.com/Direction.html ... Finally, please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Fritz’s snack bar Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

APRIL 22, 2017, Saturday, Middletown - "First Annual Car Show: Affinity Auto Club," 12pm to 6pm, at Advance Auto Parts, 373 East Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457. Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1780361058922815/): "...Sponsored by Advance Auto Parts!... Come bring your show vehicles to Affinity Auto Club's first annual car show. We will have a food truck, music and awards for the top 4 favorite automobiles! It is $5 to enter a show vehicle and registration starts at 12:00pm. Registration for show vehicles ends at 3:00pm. We will have an awards ceremony at 3:30pm. Spectators are free. Stop on in, hangout with some great people and come see the great sales taking place at Advance Auto Parts!... We hope to see you there and to host a great show. Affinity Auto Club is a fairly new club looking to build a strong community of car fanatics. The club will be hosting more fun events in the future..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

APRIL 23 MAY 72017, Sunday, Bristol – Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Swap Meet, at the Lake Compounce Parking Lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010. Info: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... *3/11/2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE – Per Facebook announcements from the CSRA folks that we saw today, the event date for the Spring Swap Meet has been moved from May 7th to April 23rd, and here’s the new poster that was also posted online at Facebookhttps://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17159061_1611228005558813_8856359512711044277_o.jpg?oh=e7113cddab6c78aa3f91c699a7e92030&oe=592F8435 … And here’s the official Facebook event info page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1171472816255664/   …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016; event date revision was incorporated into this listing as of 3/11/2017)

APRIL 23, 2017, Sunday, Norwalk – “…’Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer’ - 1st Annual Car Show Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer…   Imports, Customs and Classics at: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT.. Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm… Rain date: May 7th, 2017… Trophies, Food, Music… For additional info and registration form, please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, Email: pcresearch17@gmail.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a posting on the Coming Events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and we’re also attempting to make contact with the organizers, to see if we can obtain a copy of the official flyer for the event (if there is one available)… For now, this sounds positively awesome, and we can’t think of a better, more deserving charitable cause to raise funds for… Additional info – We also looked up “Calf Pasture Beach” in Norwalk, to see if we could secure a street address (for out-of-towners who may wish to plug it in to their GPS), and the best we can come up with is 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT 06855; not sure if that’s the correct address, but I’m sure it’ll get you into the general vicinity… *3/7/2017 UPDATES – We received a very nice e-mail today from Pauline Schlegel (pcresearch17@gmail.com), who is part of the organizing team for this event. Quoting from Pauline’s note: “…Here is our flyer. It includes our web address. We will post a map with directions from I95 soon. It is really easy to get to Calf Pasture Beach it is at the end of Calf Pasture Beach road. Thank you for your posting. We hope to make a difference in awareness of Pancreatic cancer. I am including our cover information from our web site. Any other questions don't hesitate to ask… Thank you, Pauline Schlegel…” Thank YOU, Pauline, for helping us out with the flyer and also lots of other important info about the event, and your extremely admirable overall mission. The URL for the official Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer event web site that Pauline mentioned is: http://rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org/ , and there is also a clickable link to the official flyer noted at the web site, which is: http://rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Rallye-For-PC-Flyer.pdf … Thanks again Pauline and all of the Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer Team!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2017; additional info, plus link to the main event web site, and electronic event flyer link, were added to this listing as of 3/7/2017)

APRIL 23, 2017, Sunday, New Britain – “…2017 C3 Spring Charity CCSU Car Show …” Quoting from the Facebook event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/1220515951372499/: “…It’s back! The date for C3's annual spring charity car show has been locked in. See everyone Sunday, April 23rd, right here on campus! All ages, cars, and bikes are welcome. There will be plenty of food, sponsors and vendors, a few special surprises and of course CARS on CARS. With awards to accommodate the cleanest of the clean, the fastest of the fast, and even your pet, we welcome all to our home for a day of fun this spring!... The charity of choice this semester is Tara Farm Rescue, a non-profit animal rescue sanctuary located in Coventry, CT…. Check Back soon to see all the trophy categories unveiled!...” Event runs 10am to 4pm, at the CCSU Bookstore, Student Center, 105 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Britain, Connecticut 06053… Additional info - Here is the official Central Car Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/1/2017)

APRIL 23, 2017, Sunday, Monroe – Season Opener for: “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Sunday Classic Car Cruise”… Sundays, 12 to 5, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster’s note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word!... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

APRIL 23 APRIL 302017, Sunday, Milford – Season Opener: “Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” 8:30am – onward, at the 58 River Street Parking Lot… Last Sunday of the month, April through October… Opening date = Sunday, April 30th, 2017… Info: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... Season Opener Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/215883822176748/ … Additional info – The host coffee & bakery source for Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee is “Scratch Baking,” 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460 (event takes place in the large parking lot directly adjacent to Scratch Baking, and just on the north side of the train tracks); Scratch Baking web site: www.scratchbakingct.com – and on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ScratchBaking/ ... *3/16/2017 UPDATES – We were looking at the Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB page’s “Events” listings page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/carscoffeemilford/events/), and ran across a list of all of the 2017 dates—they are as follow: Sunday, April 23rd, Sunday, April 30th… Sunday, May 28thSunday, June 25th… Sunday, July 30th… Sunday, August 27th… Sunday, September 24thSunday, October 29th…  *3/27/2017 UPDATES - We just noticed, while browsing the main Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB site (https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/) that the starting date appears to have been revised from April 30th, to April 23rd (reference: https://www.facebook.com/events/215883822176748/), so we've hereby updated this listing as well! ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017; this listing was updated with a list of all of the event dates for 2017, as of 3/16/2017; revised start date for this event has been updated for this listing as of 3/27/2017)

APRIL 23, 2017, Sunday, Mansfield – "...The CVA’s  27th Annual Spring Dust-off, Mansfield Hollow State Park, Rt. 195, Bassett Bridge Road, Mansfield, CT, from 9am to 3pm. Held rain or shine. This is an informal, non-judged gathering. Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day of cars with your fellow VW comrades! Please, no alcohol, loud music, vending or burnouts! For more info: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

APRIL 23, 2017, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) - The Early Ford V8 Club's 47th Annual Spring Tune-Up Flea Market & Car Show, at Fitchburg Municipal Airport, Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA. Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

APRIL 25, 2017, Tuesday, Monroe – Season Opener for: “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Tuesday Classic Car Cruise”… Tuesdays, 5 to 9, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster's note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word!... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

APRIL 26, 2017, Saturday, Oxford - Season Opener for ”Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night” 5pm ‘till 9pm… At Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting… Starting Wednesday, April 26th, 2017… Trophies every 2nd Wednesday… 50/50 raffle… Give-a-ways, and much more!... For information, call Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – We received a copy of the official flyer from which this information was transcribed, from our friend Melissa Mekdeci, via the Facebook system, on 3/17/2017 (Thanks again Melissa!). We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer that Melissa sent us, to our server, where you can view it for yourself now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017FritzsOfOxfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg … Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the Fritz’s Snack Bar official web site for lots more info about this classic establishment, online at: http://fritzssnackbar.com/ - and they also have a useful “Directions” page that you can refer to: http://fritzssnackbar.com/Direction.html ... Finally, please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Fritz’s snack bar Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

APRIL 26, 2017, Wednesday, Hamden – Season Opener for: “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… webmaster’s note – I placed an inquiry on the Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/), back near the beginning of April of this year, asking about whether they had determined a kick-off night yet for the 2017 cruise night series. The Glenwood folks got back to me promptly with this response: “…Hey Steve, sorry, we have been trying to get that figured out. We are planning for April 26, weather permitting…” Sounds awesome! We look forward to getting back to the Glenwood again this year to check out the always-cool cruise nights, and perhaps enjoy a classic Glenwood hot dog or two!... More info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2017)

APRIL 28, 2017, Friday, Vernon - "Tri-Town Cruzers Car Show”… Quoting from the listing appearing on the dedicated Hemmings page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49380): “…All makes & models welcomed… Family fun, trophies, driver raffle & raffles, DJ, food… Please no pets allowed… Food & clothing donations accepted for the charities we support… Runs each and every Friday night weather permitting ‘til Sept. 29, 2017… When: April 28, 2017 5 pm – dusk… Location: Golfland, Rt. 83, Vernon, CT, 06066… Cost: free… More info: http://tritowncruzers.com/ or call Sharon at 860-508-2916…”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017)

APRIL 29, 2017, Saturday, Old Saybrook - "Open Shop Day," 10am-2pm, at Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 4 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT. Info: http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/events ... *3/26/2017 UPDATES - Thanks so much to our friends at Cardone & Daughter Automotive of Old Saybrook (http://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/ and also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/cardoneanddaughter) for making sure we got a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which we of course made sure to upload a copy of to our server, so that you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/29April2017CardoneApril2017OpenShopFlyer.jpg ... Here are additional event details, per the flyer: "...Cardone & Daughter Automotive presents: 'Open Shop' Day... Anyone owning a vintage or unique car is encouraged to drive it to the shop (vintage car not mandatory to attend!)... Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10am to 2pm, at 4 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook (Exit 66 off I-95, same road as DMV)... Enjoy morning coffee with donuts... Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch... Please bring along a non-perishable food donation for our friends at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen--help us feed neighbors in need!... See more info and photos of past events at http://www.CardoneAndDaughter.com/ ..." Sounds positively awesome to us! And here also is the official Facebook event site--make sure to there and lock in your interest, to be able to stay up to date on any & all news & info related to the event! Thanks again to the great folks at Cardone And Daughter Automotive of Old Saybrook for their wonderful  hospitality and great humanitarian spirit!!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017; additional info, link to the official flyer, and much more, added to this listing as of 3/26/2017)

APRIL 29, 2017, Saturday, Portland - "...'7th Annual Cruise Night at Valli’s: Muscle Cars ‘n Hotrods In Memory of Kenny Fletcher'…  April 29th, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Rain Date = May 6th)…  At 22 Sand Hill Road, Portland, CT … No Dogs. Show Car Entry Fee $10.00; Spectators Free; Donations greatly appreciated … All Proceeds go to The Kenny Fletcher Scholarship Fund, The P.H.S. Class of 2017, Portland Zion Lutheran Church, Middlesex Hospital Hospice, and Portland Food Bank … Trophies : 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize… Dash Plaques to the 1st 200 cars… Music by: PandemoniumProductions … Food and Beverages available for purchase… For more information contact:  Michael Brown @ 860-982-3227, Michael Bellobuono @ 860-707-4231..." webmaster's note - We very much appreciate our friend Mike Brown from Valli's Construction (http://www.valliconstructionct.com/) getting in touch with us via e-mail with the announcement & info (via an electronic copy of this year's Official Flyer) for this year's Fletcher Memorial Cruise at Valli's, which not only is a fantastic day for car enthusiasts, but also raises funds for some extremely worthwhile charitable causes, including the Scholarship Fund named in honor of a great soldier and  family man from Portland, the late Kenny Fletcher, who passed away in 2011 (be sure to read his obituary at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/middletownpress/obituary.aspx?pid=150433155)... All of the info above came directly from the flyer, which we also took the liberty of uploading to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/29April2017KennyFletcherCruiseAtVallisPortlandFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/31/2017)

APRIL 29, 2017, Saturday, Milford - "…’Spring Dust Off’ – Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show & Crafters Fair, at Platt Technical High School, 600 Orange Ave., Milford, CT… To Benefit ‘Tools for Techs’… April 29th @ 10:00am – 3:00pm; Rain Date: May 6th… Custom Trophies designed and produced by some of our Trade Technology Programs; Your name, vehicle description will be engraved on Your Trophy… Electronic flyer link: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/PlattTechr.pdf ... webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a posting on the Coming Events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), we’re very appreciative of their spreading the word about this wonderful local event benefiting some great kids and a wonderful cause—and we are happy to help do the same! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2017)

APRIL 29, 2017, Saturday, Darien - "The Whitewalls Car Club of Connecticut Season Opener Classic Car Cruise"… Quoting from the informative e-mail dated 2/26/2017 that we received from our friend Steve DeVito of the Whitewalls Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/171487273057565/): “…Hello Steve, Well the snow is almost gone, time to dust off our rides and start the season! We are once again asking for your help publicizing our event. Following are the details… Best regards, thank you, --Steve… ‘…White Walls Car Club of CT, Saturday, April 29, 2017, Darien, CT: The Whitewalls Car Club of Connecticut Season Opener Classic Car Cruise… (At) The Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Avenue, Darien, CT… 3pm to ??... Open to all pre-1990 cars & motorcycles, show trucks, classic or collectible cars of any years… Our parking lot will be reserved for your classic, antique, collectible, show truck, race car or motorcycle. Daily drivers may park across the street or at nearby public parking… 4pm to 7pm, our chef Rolando (Roland “Rocket 88” Morin) will make your hot dogs and burgers to order. Garden salad, condiments and Rolando's famous “try it if you dare” chili is also for sale. Our lounge is open, with soft drinks, beer and a full cash bar… Music provided by DJ Little Jimmie, direct from the greater Boston area and of Lead East fame… Come join us and our NY, NJ, and MA members as we celebrate the season opening party before the Calf Pasture (Norwalk) Gateway CC show (the next day, Sunday, April 30)… The Piedmont Club, 152 Hecker Ave., Darien, CT (I-95, exit 10, south on Noroton Ave., left onto Hecker)… More info: contact Cadillac Joe, WWCC President, 203-323-5258, whitewallscarclub.ct@gmail.com …’…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017)

APRIL 30, 2017, Sunday, Norwalk - Quoting from the event listing we found on The Northwestern Connecticut Model A Ford Club’s “Events” page (http://nwctmodelafordclub.com/events/): “…April 30th – 43rd Annual Taylor Farm Antique & Classic Car Show, Shady & Calf Pasture Beaches, Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk, CT.   Contact: Jim Ferrara 203-329-8271 or Bob LeBlanc 203-853-1848  (8am – 3pm, Rain date May 7)…”… *4/5/2017 UPDATE – We were browsing the Hemmings web site events section, and saw an event listed as the “Gateway Antique Automobile Club 43rd Antique and Classic Car Show,” to be held at Taylor Farm, Beach Road, Norwalk, CT 06855, reference: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49760 ... Almost added it to our Calendar as new separate event, but, after a little bit of study, it obviously is the same event! Anyway, now you have a lot more info to peruse, and I believe there’s even a flyer posted at thatHemmings event info page...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017; additional info and link to an informative Hemmings page with more details added to this listing as of 4/5/2017)

APRIL 30, 2017, Sunday, East Hampton – Belltown Antique Car Club’s 43rd Gas & Steam Engine Show, 8am to 3pm, Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Sunday, April 30th, 2017. Info: Jim Way 860-267-4626, or belltowncarclub@gmail.com or http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ or Belltown Antique Car Club, P.O. Box 211, East Hampton, CT 06424… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/10/2016)

APRIL 30, 2017, Sunday, Berlin - Summer Knights 26th Annual Benefit Car Show, 9am-3pm, rain or shine, Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT. Info: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e084.php or http://www.summerknights.net/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

APRIL 30, 2017, Sunday, Norwalk - Gateway Antique Automobile Club 43rd Antique and Classic Car Show, at Taylor Farm, Beach Road, Norwalk, CT 06855. Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49760 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

MAY 2, 2017, Tuesday, Chesterfield – Season Opener for the “2017 Monthly Natures Art Yester Year of Oakdale Car Cruise”… Quoting from the 3/23/2017 e-mail we received from our friend Larry Erhart of the Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club (860-460-2287 and/or lerhart@comcast.net): “…Hi Shoreline Antique Auto Connection… Can you please list the 2017 Monthly Natures Art Yester Year of Oakdale Car Cruise on your website Cruise calendar?... ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, Chesterfield, CT, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain date = following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, trophies, live DJ and raffle prizes… Up to 300 cars, lots of parking… (List of dates): May 2… June 6… July 4August 1…. September 5…’ Keep up the Great Work! Thanks, Larry Erhart…” And Larry also provided us with a copy of the Official Flyer, which we uploaded to our server, so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017YYCCNaturesArtTuesdayChesterfieldCruise.jpg … Thanks very much Larry and Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club for keeping us on the mailing list for these cool events!... Additional info– Here’s the ink to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2017)

MAY 2, 2017, Tuesday, Orange – Season opener for the “Goodies of Orange and Cruisin’ East Car Club Tuesday Night Cruise”… “…1st Tuesday of May thru last Tuesday of September… Music, giveaways, 50/50 raffles, fun… Goodies of Orange, 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT… Cut-off 1985, due to limited space… No 4x4s, no beaters, no tuners, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info directly from the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762), with the following note: “…This Tuesday, May 2nd, come out, patio open…” And here is the clickable link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076576_1845096742422990_2531777648998953455_o.jpg?oh=98ade3a969646dfdcf09d6380ec49fee&oe=598B8FC5 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

MAY 4, 2017, Thursday, Berlin – Season Opener for the “…’Summer Cruise at Berlin Pizza, with the Over The Hill Gang CT Car Club,’ at Berlin Pizza on The Berlin Turnpike, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway, Berlin, CT (across from Home Depot)… Any hot rod, street rod, pro-street, muscle cars… Great fun for family & friends, music, prizes, raffles, trophies… Every other Thursday starting May 4th, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm… List of date as follows (no rain dates): May 4th & 18th… June 1st, 15th, 29th… July 13th & 27th… August 10th & 24th… September 7th & 21st… October 5th & 19th… Weather permitting (no rain dates), see our Facebook page for cancellations… Be sure to like us on Facebook: Over The Hill Gang CT othgct… Please no booze or burnouts… Thank you…”… webmaster's note - We found the announcement and flyer for  this event on Facebook, at the site of our friends who organize it, the Over the Hill Gang CT - https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ -which is where all of the above information was transcribed from—we also made a copy of and uploaded a copy of the actual flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017BerlinPizzaCruiseFlyer-PostedOnFacebookByOTHGCT.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

MAY 4-7, 2017, Thursday-Sunday, Bridgeport – “…The National Association of Naval Veterans Port 5 Proudly Brings to Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT: ‘The Wall That Heals,’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center… A program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, founders of the Wall… May 4th = Opening Ceremony, 6:00pm… May 4,5,6 = Open 24 hours… May 7 = Closing Ceremony, 12:00 noon… Please go to our web site for more information: http://portfiveusa.com/ …” webmaster’s note – All of the above information was transcribed from an electronic flyer that is posted online by the Port 5 Naval Veterans organization of Bridgeport, CT, and you can view the flyer itself directly at the following clickable link: http://www.portfiveusa.com/flyers/WallFlyer1-29-17.pdf … And we appreciate our old car friend Melissa Mekdeci making us aware of this, via the Facebook system—we are especially happy to be able to help spread the word about it, having experienced The Wall That Heals exposition back in October of last year, when it came to Savin Rock in West Haven, CT—it is very much making a special trip to visit it, while it’s set up at Seaside Park for the noted days… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2017)

MAY 5-7, 2017, Friday-Sunday, Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) - The Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Association's "Rhinebeck 2017" Swap Meet & Car Shows - "Event is on rain or shine"... At Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Ave.), Rhinebeck, NY... Friday, May 5th, noon to 5pm, swap meet only... Saturday, May 6th, vendors 6am-5pm, car show (rods, customs, sport compacts, pickups) 8am-5pm... Sunday, May 7th (unmodified antiques & classics to 1992), 8am-5pm... Info: http://www.rhinebeckcarshow.com/ ... or telephone: 845-876-3554 (6-9pm only)... or e-mail: jadoyle@frontiernet.net ...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MAY 6, 2017, Saturday, Meriden – Season Opener for “The American Muscle Car Club’s Class Act Auto Wash Saturday Cruise Night,” at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, 5pm to 8pm… Details: “…It's our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...” Additional useful info – Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/403701559990995/ - and here’s the American Muscle Car Club (AMCC)Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and here’s the main AMCC web site address as well: http://amcc-ct.org/ … Additional background: “…American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community…”   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

MAY 6, 2017, Saturday, Farmington – “Cars & Colts Car Show” (& Kentucky Derby Viewing Party), at The Tavern at The Exchange, 270 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT… Quoting from the Facebook poster that was posted by the Dream Ride folks (https://www.facebook.com/DreamRide/photos/a.128119138451.129111.117687298451/10156020810953452/): “…Showcase your ride on site from 3pm – 5pm…” webmaster’s note – We know nothing else about this event, so we suggest you do your research before making any long drives to attend. Here’s an info number & e-mail from the poster: 203-250-5391 or Crose@bozzutos.com … Additional info - Also suggest checking the Dream Ride official site: https://www.dreamride.org/ and/or the Dream Ride Facebook page (give them a “Like” while you’re at it also): https://www.facebook.com/DreamRide/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

MAY 6-7, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester - The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association's Zagray Farm Museum Spring Swap Meet & Gas-Up, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT, 11am-3pm both days... Info: http://www.qvea.org/resources/spring-show-flyer-2017.pdf or http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MAY 7 APRIL 232017, Sunday, Wallingford – Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Dust-Off/NSRA Day, at the CSRA Clubhouse, 316 Woodhouse Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492. Info: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... *3/11/2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE – Per Facebook announcements from the CSRA folks that we saw today, the event date for the Spring Dust-Off/NSRA Day has been moved from April 23rd to May 7th, and here’s the official Facebook event info page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1189652911157605/ …(this event was added to this calendar as of 11/17/2016; event date revision was incorporated into this listing as of 3/11/2017)

MAY 7, 2017, Sunday, Newington – “…‘8th Annual Bring-A-Toy Car Show’… Sunday, May 7th (rain date May 13th), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Keeney Manufacturing Field, Lowrey Place off Main St., Newington (across from Best Market)… To benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC).  Show car entry fee:  New, unwrapped toy valued at $10.00 for a boy or girl of any age, or $10.00 cash fee. Donations and fees will benefit the Department of Physical Therapy at CCMC. Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 show cars and trophies will be awarded. Oldies music will be played for your enjoyment and selected giveaways will be offered.  Food will be available at the show. For additional information call: Connecticut Street Legends member Chet at 860-383-6131, or Marci at CCMC 860-837-5737...  www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

MAY 7, 2017, Sunday, Windsor – Cam Jammers Car Show to Benefit Protectors of Animals, Inc., 10am to 3pm, Bart’s Drive In, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095. All cars, years welcomed. Registration $10. Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49216 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017)

MAY 7, 2017, Sunday, Rocky Hill – Over The Hill Gang Car Club Eastern Chapter 10th Annual Rocky Hill Car Show, 10am-2pm, on the grass at Elm Ridge Park, Route 160... All years welcome... Rain date = Sunday, May 21 2017... Music, great give aways to show car drivers, 20+ trophies plus Parks & Recreation trophy... Here's the official flyer posted by our friends the Over The Hill Gang Car Club Eastern Chapter: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796451_1376391395761572_6228469662393197477_n.jpg?oh=96f20d7257cc14750d354867647026ea&oe=59628CCC - and also please be sure to visit (and "Like") them on Facebook at their official page: https://www.facebook.com/Over-The-Hill-Gang-Eastern-Chapter-247453645322025/ ... And also check out their official web site at: http://www.ecoverthehillgangcarclub.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

MAY 7, 2017, Sunday, Hebron – 4th Annual Tony Morehouse Cruise, 4pm to 7pm, at Ted’s IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT 06248. Event organized by Ted’s Supermarket with assistance from the Gear Head Mafia Car Club. Official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786333245014514/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

MAY 7, 2017, Sunday, Seymour – The Seymour Lions Club Dust Off Cruise, 12pm to 9pm, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1826948757547390/): “…This show will be lots for fun for the whole family, we take pride in the part we play bringing car enthusiasts together to celebrate a time when the automobile was more than just an appliance. We invite all hot rods, street rods, rat rods, classic, custom, trucks, motorcycles and antiques to join us… As local car aficionados showcase their vintage, classic, and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles and all the work they have done on them, there are opportunities to network and uncover new ideas for local car enthusiasts… Trophies will be award for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place car/truck winners also a motorcycle trophy will be award. Our sponsors pick the winners! Music raffles, socializing makes for a fun night!... For more information visit our web site www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/seymourct/ or our Facebook page “The Seymour Lions Club”, follow us on Twitter @seymourlions, email us: seymourlions52@att.net or call Lion Corky @ 203-619-1571 or Lion Melissa @ 203-430-9356…” Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Seymour Lions Club’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017)

MAY 8, 2017, Monday, New London – Season Opener for The 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights at Ocean Beach  Park, 5pm-onward... webmaster's note - We found this event (plus many other cruise night dates thru the Summer of 2017 season) listed on the Ocean Beach Park "Entertainment Schedule" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), which also contained this important page header statement to keep in mind: "...Ocean Beach Park 2017 Summer Entertainment Schedule - Subject to change - For updates and cancellations visit us on Facebook or email us at BCGOBP@aol.com to receive our weekly email updates..." And here's that Ocean Beach Park Facebook address (be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ ... List of 2017 Season Cruise Night Dates - Here is the list of “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”  (5pm-onward) dates, as published on the OBP “Entertainment Schedule” page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), as observed in late March 2017: “…May 8, 15, 22, 29… June 5,12, 19, 26… (No cruise night on July 3rd—Happy 4th of July!)… July 10, 17, 24, 31… August 7, 14, 21, 28… September 4… September 11 = ‘Our Final 98.7 WNLC Cruise Night for 2017’…” Additional info - Ocean Beach Park's street address is: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London CT 06320 - and there is a Mapquest directions link on  this page from their official web site: http://ocean-beach-park.com/contact/ ... Additional thoughts - The venue of Ocean Beach Park make this cruise night series one of the coolest and most fun in the state, in our opinion! We definitely look forward to coming back to beautiful OBP again this coming season!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

MAY 8, 2017, Monday, North Haven – Season Opener for The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club presents 'Cruisin' At The North Haven Shopping Center,' Route 5, North Haven, CT… editor’s note - We are sitting tight waiting for official info from our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers, but just so we have a placeholder here on this calendar, the TENTATIVE 2017 Opening Night for this series as Monday, May 8th, 2017… Stay tuned for updates... *4/2/2017 UPDATES – We just heard within the past day or so, via a Facebook update from the Doo Wop Cruisers folks that this is no longer a tentative listing, so we’ve removed that word! Very excited about this and looking forward to getting back for more always-fun summer Monday cruise nights in North Haven with the Doo Wop Cruisers!... More info - Please be sure to visit (and "Like") The Doo Wop Cruisers online at their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/ ...  (this TENTATIVE event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017; the word “tentative” was removed from this event listing as of 4/2/2017)

MAY 9, 2017, Tuesday, Haddam – Season Opener for The MisFit Car Cruisers Car Club presents their Even-Newer ‘Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions Classic Car Cruise,' at 95 Bridge Road (Route 82), Haddam, CT 06438. Quoting from the MisFit Car Cruisers’ Facebook announcement of 4/10/2017: “…MISFITS, gather 'round for the best news that will not disappoint. We have been welcomed with open arms, open doors and a large open parking lot by Tony' s Package Store and River Valley Provisions at 95 Bridge Rd in Haddam. We will begin our weekly summer tradition, as planned, on Tuesday, May 9th, 5-8 pm in new company and hopefully all our old company as well. We hope you like the new digs as much as we do! 4 more weeks! (And we promise, we won't have to change it this time). See you soon!!!...” For more info - Please be sure to visit the MisFit Car Cruisers’ official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/ … Additional info - Here are a couple more useful info links: Tony’s Package Store Haddam, CT Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/ - and River Valley Provisions, Haddam, CT Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyProvisions/   … Additional thoughts – We’ve been attending MisFit Car Cruisers’ cruise nights in the beautiful CT River valley area for many years now, when we first started attending they were at the Essex Firehouse, then several years’-worth at Plattwood Park in Deep River, and we must say they were all fantastic, fun times, very well-run, and staffed by very friendly and helpful volunteers! We are looking forward BIG TIME to checking out the MisFits’ new Tony’s Package Store/River Valley Provisions cruises in beautiful Haddam, CT this season, and are sure they’ll be a huge success! Thanks MisFits for all your work making it happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

MAY 9-14, 2017, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, Brimfield, Massachusetts. NOTE: This is not an automotive-related event, but a very big, very popular general antiques event with folks all around New England, so we are happy to bring this listing to you as a courtesy. Info: http://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MAY 12, 2017, Friday, North Branford – Season opener: “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… “Hot Cars Wanted!”… Starting May 12th, 2017, through September, 5:30 to 8:30pm (come early and park with your friends)… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… “Good Food, and don’t forget the Ice Cream!”… Hear those late great rock ‘n roll tunes by: “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!”… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared with us, to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events (we’ll also be working up a words-ad for the classifieds section with specific information about Frank’s service for creating these very attractive and eye-catching flyers). So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the Rockin’ Richard oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest!), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2017 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... *2/24/2017 UPDATES - We removed the word "TENTATIVE" from the beginning of this event listing, because we just had the pleasure of speaking on the phone minutes ago with The Man, Marty Forbes, who was very enthusiastic to confirm that Friday, May 12th is indeed the Official Opening  Night for this event, and when he gets the "Final  Version" of the Official Flyer for this event in hand, he said he'll be sending us a copy ASAP! Sounds positively awesome, Marty, and Thank You for getting back to us! We can't wait to get back to North Branford for some cool Friday night classic car cruisin' in 2017!!... *4/17/2017 UPDATES – We received a copy of the Official Flyer for 2017 from our friend Marty Forbes, received in a snail mailing postmarked March 28th, 2017 (thanks Marty!), and we went ahead and scanned it and uploaded a copy to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017MartyForbesMcDsAndDQNorthBranfordFridayCruiseFlyer.jpg… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2017; important update regarding confirmation of the date for the Season Opener was added to this listing as of 2/24/2017; clickable link to a scan of the Official Flyer for 2017 was added to this listing as of 4/17/2017)

MAY 5 12, 2017, Friday, Milford – Season Opener for the “Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Milford McDonalds Friday Cruise Nights,” at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly! We are reporting this kick-off date based upon an early JanuaryFacebook posting by Joel, and we will certainly update this listing as needed, as more details get published about it… Additional info - Be sure to visit the BSGs club's official web site at:http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and also their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 ... Once again, please stay tuned for more details, and make sure to mark May 5th May 12th down on your 2017 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some really great folks… *5/5/2017 UPDATES – As per several Facebook updates posted this morning from BSG member friends (Will Fleming, Mike Long) and/or local old car friends-in-the-know (Tony Cervone), the start date for this cruise night series has been pushed up to Friday, May 12th, due to VERY RAINY weather happening on Friday May 5th. So, let’s all do our “inverse rain dance” so that the weather’s nice and clear for Friday May 12th!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2017; a revised start date was incorporated into this listing as of 5/5/2017)

MAY 13, 2017, Saturday, Shelton – 8th Annual Beardsley’s Cider Mill Ford Model T and Model A Era Only Show & Swap Meet… Quoting some excerpts from the listing appearing on the dedicated Hemmings page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49377); and please be sure to access that page, to read up on further details: “…The 8th Annual Beardsleys Cider Mill Model T & A Era Only Antique Car Show & Swap Meet is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th. It will be held at Beardsleys Cider Mill & Orchard, 278 Leavenworth Rd Route 110 in the White Hills section of Shelton. It is free to everyone attending including those selling antique cars and parts, those showing their 1931 and older cars, and spectators as well. Breakfast and lunch are available for sale and there is plenty of parking and rest rooms. The show is from 9am thru 3pm… Beardsley’s Cider Mill, 278 Leavenworth Road, Route 110, Shelton, CT 06484… Info: 203-712-7732…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017)

MAY 13, 2017, Saturday, Westport – "The 95.9 'The Fox' Dragone Motorcars Classic Rock Car Show," hosted by car enthusiast and Fox DJ Peter Bush… “…Join car enthusiast and FOX DJ Peter Bush at The 95.9 the FOX Dragone Classic Motorcars Classic Rock Car Show Saturday, May 13 at Dragone Classic Motorcars, 176 Post Road West in Westport 9am-1pm… Admission is Free for spectators. $10 Registration fee per vehicle. Proceeds to benefit Love CT (http://www.959thefox.com/LoveCT.aspx)... Register your vehicle on-site Saturday starting at 9am; Cash and credit card payment will be accepted the day of the show…” Please be sure to visit the official event page for lots more important event details and info at: http://www.959thefox.com/event-guide/2017/04/06/959-the-fox-dragone-classic-rock-car-show ...  Additional info - Please be sure to visit and "Like" the 95.9 The Fox Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/959THEFOX/ ... and also the Dragone Classic Motorcars Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragone-Classic-Motor-Cars/164273616925730 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

MAY 13, 2017, Saturday, Cromwell – "Covenant Village Annual Car Show – Antique Cars plus Special Interest Vehicles," Saturday, May 13th, 10am to 2pm… Rain or shine, the show will go on… Survivors swing band… Refreshments… (to be held at) Covenant Village of Cromwell, ‘A Covenant Retirement Community,’ 860-635-2690…” webmaster’s note – The electronic flyer from which all of the above information was forwarded, via the Facebook system, by our friends the Belltown Antique Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC/), on 4/13/207—and had been originally posted on the Facebook system by Tony Tsitaridis (https://www.facebook.com/tony.tsitaridis), on 4/11/2017, and he added the following comments: “…Mark Your Calendars! Low key show. No entrance fee/awards. Food & Entertainment Available….” Sounds fantastic to us! Here’s the direct link the electronic flyer: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17880198_10209325498277554_6222368024784909331_o.jpg?oh=6b698c46e9a0c82d56ec8825b117cb97&oe=598C05F7 … Additional info – Per information published on their official web site (https://www.covenantvillageofcromwell.org/), Covenant Village of Cromwell is located at: 52 Missionary Road, Cromwell, CT 06416 – and their web site also has a “Directions” page that you can access: https://www.covenantvillageofcromwell.org/directions … And that about covers it—thanks again to our friends the Belltowners for passing along the info on this wonderful, relaxed, low-key car show… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2017)

MAY 13, 2017, Saturday, Wallingford – Season Opener for "Cruise Nights 2017 - Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers”… Quoting from the 3/27/2017 e-mail received from our friend John Danovich (jdanovich00@gmail.com) of the Saturday Nite Cruizers Car Club of Wallingford: "...Hi Steve - Attached is the Saturda Nite Cruizers liting for our Duchess Cruise Night for 2017 (25 years running!).   Thanks for posting and hope to see you at the Duchess this year… "...Cruise Nights 2017 Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 25th season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 13th, (no cruise on May 26th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September 23rd (no rain dates). Music and great food available. 6 trophies every cruise and no motorcycles please. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Additional info call June 860-919-8514, Jack 860-543-5880 or e-mail jdanovich00@gmail.com. Visit our website @ Saturdaynitecruziers.org... Cruise Dates: May 13...   (No cruise on May 27th)... June 10... June 24... July 8... July 22... August 12... August 26... September 9...September 23..." Sounds AWESOME! Thanks again Jack and the Cruizers!... Additional info - Don't forget to visit the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club online at: http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/index.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

MAY 13, 2017, Saturday, Middletown – Season Opener for "Middletown Elks Car Show” (classic car cruise), to be held on Saturday, May 13th... Saturday, June 10th... Saturday, July 8th... Saturday, August 12th... 5-8pm, at Middletown Elks, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT (860-346-9771)... Free admission, all regional car clubs welcome... No rain dates... Hot dogs & hamburgers w/chips (outside), dinner available (inside), 50/50 raffle, music by Warren Reino... We reserve the right to refuse entry... webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed off of the flyer that was posted online by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - make sure to visit and "Like" their page), and here's the hyperlink to the flyer itself: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17629838_1387080478033465_3360142966334182004_n.jpg?oh=b27a263a9a27402ec642024ecf33d382&oe=59547B7B … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

MAY 14, 2017, Sunday, Derby – Season Opener for “Sunday night Cruise Nights at Heav’nly Donuts”… 5pm to 9pm, every Sunday, beginning Mother’s Day, at Heav’nly Donuts, 653 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418, telephone 203-734-4185 (and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/)… webmaster’s note – We heard from Heav’nly head guy Anastasios (Ernie) Badas just a couple of days ago, when he chimed in via the Facebook system, about the 2017 season kick-off date for the legendary Heav’nly Donuts Sunday night cruise nights. Quoting from Ernie’s (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586) Facebook note dated 5/8/2017: “…Mother’s Day, Heav’nly Donuts kicks off our 31st season, 5pm-9pm, every Sunday…” Sounds awesome—thanks Ernie! And thanks also to Ernie’s Heav’nly Donuts cruise night organizing partner, Michael R.J. Burke (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9), who is also out there every Sunday working hard keeping order with the cruise night participants… Additional info – From some casual googling, we also ran across this fantastic Boston Globe article that was published on June 28th, 2016, entitled: “Doughnuts, spanakopita, and classic cars at Heav’nly Donuts,” written by Globe Correspondent Jocelyn Ruggiero. The article gives a nice history of the business, and also some background on the origins of the amazing summertime cruise night series. You can view the article online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/06/27/doughnuts-spanakopita-and-classic-cars-heav-nly-donuts/DBWUPoUZxDSQ1Tzx2xafsM/story.html … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2017)

MAY 18, 2017, Thursday, Old Saybrook - Season opener for the "...'American Legion Post 113 Car Show,' Every Thursday night from 5pm 'till dusk, at American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT... Show runs from May  18 through September 21, 2017. Open to all car types! Free admission! Open to the public!... Spectators welcome... No coolers allowed... Food and beverages at reasonable prices..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car friend Frank Saunders (https://www.facebook.com/frank.saunders.737) for the heads-up about this cool, local-area Thursday night summertime cruise series, that we've attended in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Frank posted the flyer for this cool cruise night on Facebook, which is where all of the above info  was transcribed directly from. We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Frank, and the good folks of the American Legion Post 113!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/17/2017)

MAY 19-20, 2017, Friday-Saturday, Thompson - "Historic Oval Invitational & Classic Car Show," at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Road, Thompson, CT 06277. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157729704336129/ - and more info, from the Thompson web site: http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events/historic-oval-invitational-2017 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

MAY 20, 2017, Saturday, Branford - "Branford Hills Health Care Center 4th Annual Cruise-In," Saturday, May 20th, 12pm to 3pm, at Branford Hills Health Care Center, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT.. DJ music by Rent-a-DJ… Free entry, trophies, prize drawings, family fun… ice cream, drinks, food… All vehicles welcome; vehicle entry starts at 11am… For more info: Ellen Leslie 203-315-2613…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a copy of the Official Flyer that our friend Ellen Leslie from the Branford Hills Health Care Center snail mailed to us, postmarked March 23, 2017—and we, in turn, made sure to scan it and upload it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/20May2017BranfordHillsHealthCareCruiseInFlyer.jpg … Additional thoughts – We’ve participated in a couple of these over the years that they’ve been running and they are always a fun and relaxed time, in a beautiful wooded setting. We appreciate all the work that Ellen and her fellow volunteers do to make this event happen! Hope we can get back there again for this year’s event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

MAY 20, 2017, Saturday, New Britain - "Klingberg Cars & Coffee for 2017," at the Klingberg Family Centers campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT, 8am to 10am, no charge. Info: http://klingbergautoshow.org/klingberg-vintage-motorcar-festival-2013/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MAY 20, 2017, Saturday, South Glastonbury – Second Annual Care Packages For The Troops Car Show, presented by the Gear Head Mafia Car Club, Inc., to be held at the Glastonbury Elks B.P.O.E. 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073... webmaster’s note - Make sure to keep up with the official Facebook event page for more details about this event, as they become available: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304958012859775/ - and also be sure to visit and “Like” the Gear Head Mafia Car Club, Inc. at their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ ... *1/6/2017 IMPORTANT UPDATES – We have been in touch with the good folks from The Gear Head Mafia Car Club over the past couple of days in regards to come clarification of information about this event, and we greatly appreciate the assistance of their reps, Mike Elliott (Bigus1949@aol.com) and Larry Ash (gearheadmafiact@aol.com), who both got back to us promptly & helpfully in response to our inquiry. The basis of what I was asking about was the two dates, Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st, that were initially visible on the Facebook event page, which I got confused about—was it a one day or two day event? The Gear Head Mafia guys got back to me with the info that Saturday the 20th was the event date, and Sunday the 21st was the RAIN DATE (which only gets invoked if needed). Thanks guys for straightening me out!... Electronic poster also now released – As posted at their Facebook site (and initially passed along to us by our local old car friend Will Fleming), the Gear Head Mafia folks have a kool poster that you can also look at online (believe you have to be Facebook compatible to view): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15823190_1183691801667651_7666748180776309476_n.jpg?oh=ebdc5ed763d0c75d2a7d2202a3024fea&oe=58DA2F08 … Here is a transcription of the info on the poster: “…The Gear Head Mafia presents The Second Annual Elks Club Car Packages for the Troops Car Show, at The Elks Club Pavilion, 98 Woodland Street, in South Glastonbury, CT 06073. May 20th, 10am ‘till 3pm. $10 entry fee for show cars/goodie bags to the first 100 cars. Hot Wheels racing for the kids! Vendors spots still just $30. Fun for the whole family!... Trophies, raffles, food, vendors, truck & race car displays… Trailer parking available… Rain date = May 21st… Contact us at: gearheadmafiact@aol.com …” Additional info – We also just heard about The Gear Head Mafia Car Club’s new updated official web site, too, that you can now view online at: www.gearheadmafia.org … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/31/2016; significant updates, detail clarifications, and link to electronic poster were added to this listing as of 1/6/2017)

MAY 20, 2017, Saturday, Uncasville – Season Opener for "The Southeastern Mustang Club presents: Cruise Nights 2017 at The Center of Montville," 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates… Sorry no motorcycles… Dates and details are as follow: Saturday, May 20th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, June 17th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, July 15th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, August 19th, 5pm until 8pm…Saturday, September 16th, 4pm until 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting new raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/ ... On the web: www.semc.com ... Please, no alcohol and no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We were so pleased to receive the official flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, from our old car friend from Southeastern Connecticut Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who forwarded it, along with a fundraising endorsement letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, all attached to an e-mail that he sent us, dated 3/17/2017—here are excerpts from Clem’s cover note: “…Hi Steve, Clem Brown here… (I’ve) included a copy of our club’s cruise night flyer and a letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center giving permission to collect donations for them. I (would like to ask) if you could add our cruise nights to your SAAC calendar… The cruise nights are open to all, no cut-off dates and we welcome cars and trucks of all makes and models… There is no admission charge, we have music and great raffle prizes and appreciation awards. Our club’s Facebook page is noted on the flyer and will give the latest info if there is need of a rain date, etc… Thanks in advance, Clem…” Sounds fantastic, Clem, and even better that it supports a positively fantastic and very worthy cause! Great job by you and all of the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club for making it happen! We also took the liberty of uploading both of the documents that Clem supplied, to our server, where you can view them both online at the following clickable links: Cruise Night Flyer = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg – And the Fundraising endorsement letter from CT Children’s Medical Center = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFundraisingEndorse.JPG… Thanks again Clem and SEMC!!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

MAY 20, 2017, Saturday, Berlin – Season Opener for "Charter Oak Firebirds 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria & Cafe”… Quoting from the official flyer that our local old car friend (& Charter Oak Firebird Club member) John Astarita passed along to us via the Facebook system: “…We’re back in a new location… 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria and Café, 1747 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT… 4:30pm to 8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays… 2017 Schedule (no rain dates): May 20th… June 3rd… June 17th… July 1stJuly 15th… September 2nd… September 16th… October 7th… October 21st… Visit CharterOakBirds.com for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle, and specialty cars welcome—classic imports too (no tuners!)… Bigger trophies & better raffles… 50/50 drawing, music, and more!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.com – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person; no alcohol; no burnouts; no dogs allowed except service animals; please come, have fun, and be safe!... Please support our sponsors: Richard Chevrolet, Ground Up, and E-Muscle LLC…” webmaster’s note – We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer (from which all of the above information was transcribed directly) that John supplied us with to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CharterOakBirdsPineLoftCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info– Please also be sure to check in with the Charter Oak Firebird club at their official Facebook site as well (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-Club-223410181005443/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

MAY 21, 2017, Sunday, Stratford - Boothe Memorial Park & Museum Antique & Classic Car Show, 5744 Main Street Putney, Stratford, CT, 9am-4pm, rain date to be announced, all show vehicles welcome--no cut off year. Info: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/Boothe2017.jpg - or Rich Ianucci 203-610-3330 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

MAY 21, 2017, Sunday, North Haven – “…Paul Mitchell North Haven Charity Car Show, 97 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, phone 203-985-0222… Charity car show, food trucks, & vendors… Sunday, May 21st, at 1pm… $10 for show cars, $5 for spectators… To pre-register or for questions, contact Kerry 203-599-5305 / kmcnamee3@gmail.com … Proceeds will go towards (these) charities…” webmaster’s note – The above was transcribed directly from a copy of the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by our friends The Doo-Wop Cruisers car club—unfortunately the list of charities that were shown in small size print at the bottom of the flyer were not readable (thanks, I’m sure to the automatic lowering of photo resolution that happens when you post photos on Facebook!). The direct link to the flyer is: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18238641_1123512781128795_2689859528629091463_o.jpg?oh=8668772a1f676d0de1c9659eb5525542&oe=5981E19B … Thanks again to the Doo-Wop Cruisers (be sure to visit and “Like” them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/) for their help with getting this flyer circulated!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2017)

MAY 21, 2017, Sunday, Westbrook - "...The CVA’s 6th Annual Swap and Meet-Up... Address: Tanger Outlets, 314 Flat Rock Place, Westbrook, CT 06498. Open to all German cars and VW’s both new and old. Dash plaques, Goody Bags to the first 100 cars... Directions: I-95 north/south take Exit 65, turn south onto Rt.153, turn left onto Flat Rock Place and look for the “VW” signs. Also, check out our website for hotel and offsite camping information. Don’t miss the First VW Swap Meet in Connecticut for 2017... Vendors Welcomed!... 9am-2pm. $5 for show cars, $10 for swap space, and general admission is always Free! Event held Rain or Shine... For more info e-mail Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org or contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

MAY 27, 2017, Saturday, East Hampton – Anything Goes Motor Show & Swap Meet, sponsored by Vinal Tech PFO—a non-profit organization; all proceeds go to help Vinal Tech students and their trade shops. 8am to 6pm, at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, 26 Quarry Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424. Registration: $15/car, $3 spectator. Rain date = May 28th. Vendor spots $50 for 10’x10’, $100 for 10’x20’. Food available for purchase... For vendor forms & more information, contact Sandy 860-301-1943 or Roy 860-652-5043… Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49278 … (this event was added to this calendar as of2/21/2017)

MAY 27, 2017, Saturday, Meriden – “Silver City Shakedown VII,” 10am – onward, at PBA, Meriden, CT… Here are some event details from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/184396532040391/) that we ran across recently: “…Join us for the 7th annual Silver City Shakedown presented by The Others! CC… Pre 1965 Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Only (No Junk Rods, Theme Cars or Rats)… Live Music… Burlesque Show… Food Trucks… Vendors and More!... www.silvercityshakedown.com … $10 per person… Gates at 9am…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

MAY 27 SEPTEMBER 92017, Saturday, Berlin – “…‘4th Annual Autorama Car Show’… Tentatively Scheduled for Saturday, September 9th (rain date September 10th), 9:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m., at Sage Park located on the Berlin Turnpike. Presented by the Berlin Fire Department with help from the Connecticut Street Legends. Show car entry fee is $10.00, $5.00 of which will benefit Local Veterans. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 150 show cars. Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome. Trophies will be awarded, food will be available and oldies music played. For information call the Berlin Fire Dept. at 860-250-0309 or Connecticut Street Legends at 860-383-6131… www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... *5/9/2017 UPDATES – An old car friend of ours received a flyer for this event at a recent local-area car show, and noticed that it was listed for May 27th—as opposed to September 9th(!), so we did a little bit of extra checking around and noticed that it was indeed now listed for May 27th, such as on this dedicated Hemmings event info page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49562 … We very much appreciate our friend having pointed out this inaccuracy on our calendar—we work VERY hard to present the best, most accurate, most verified event information, and it would NOT have been cool for us to still be advertising this event for September 9th, once the May 27th date had come and gone! Yeesh!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017; event date revision incorporated into this listing as of 5/9/2017)

MAY 27, 2017, Saturday, Norwich – “Car Show at Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church,” 10am – 2pm, at Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church, 364 Canterbury Tpke., Norwich, CT 06360… webmaster’s note – Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1495775227155557/) where we heard about this: “…Please join us this Saturday at 10:00 AM for our annual car show! There will be vendors and food available at the event. Cost to enter a car in the show is a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the local food pantry…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/23/2017)

MAY 28, 2017, Sunday, Hamden – “…23rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend at Quinnipiac University, sponsored by the Hamden Police Department and Connecticut Classic Chevy, 8am to 3pm, at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT... Rain date = Monday, May 29th… Open to all makes of cars, and trucks, to 1986…” webmaster’s note – We saw this event appear recently on another web site and are efforting a copy of the Official Flyer, so that hopefully we can bring you all of the important details. For now, we did not want to miss the chance at least to get this brief “placeholder” listing for this awesome annual event onto our calendar, and recommend that you make sure to check back with the Official Connecticut Classic Chevy Club web site for updates: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and also on Facebook at (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ … Additional info – Here’s the Quinnipiac University “Directions” page (refer to the Mount Carmel campus): https://www.qu.edu/on-campus/maps-directions.html ... *4/8/2017 UPDATES – We just saw online, via the Facebook system, that the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club has released a copy of the official poster for this year’s show, and it’s very beautifully done. Looking at the poster, some additional info beyond the basic info that’s been presented here includes the fact that there will be a “Ceremony to Honor Veterans of All Wars, with military color guard, at 12:00pm.” Also, spectator admission is listed as $4 for adults, with kids under 12 free, and proceeds benefiting various local charities, and no pets allowed (presumably there will be more info coming with regard to vehicle registration fee, which does not appear to be noted on this poster). It is also noted on the flyer that there is a “Special Thanks to The Tagliatela Family, Our Gold Sponsor.” Here is the hyperlink to the poster: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17835017_10154493064638339_6493175764532317093_o.jpg?oh=fb71e873eca1a01a26d7fcf822c92d9d&oe=595BD4C5   … Anyway, as noted, we’ll be sure to update this listing as more information becomes available. We strongly advise your checking out this show, if you’ve never been—it is positively awesome…  *4/17/2017 UPDATES – Thanks to our old friend Thomas Dickinson from the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club for efforting us a copy of The Official Printed Flyer for 2017! We went ahead and scanned all sides of it without delay, and you can view all parts of it now at the following clickable links: Flyer page 1 with pre-registration form = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/28May2017HamdenQuinnipiacCarShowFlyerPage1Full.jpg … Flyer page 2 front panel = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/28May2017HamdenQuinnipiacShowFlyerSide2FrontPanel.jpg … Flyer page 2 outside panel = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/28May2017HamdenQuinnipiacShowFlyerSide2OutsidePanel.jpg … LOTS of important info is contained on the flyer, so please so make sure to review the scans we made & uploaded. Thanks again Tom and CT Classic Chevy Club for getting us the flyer!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017; additional updates and link to an online poster were added to this listing as of 4/8/2017; clickable links to scans of the Official Printed Flyer for this event were added to this listing as of 4/17/2017)

MAY 29, 2017, Monday, Branford – Branford Memorial Day Parade – Antique Automobile Participation Opportunity… webmaster’s note – I am pleased to present the very nice invitation and participation opportunity details for antique autos who’d like to participate in the 2017 Branford Memorial Day Parade—a wonderful and very honorable way to help pay respects to our military members throughout history who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. We very much appreciate Branford Memorial Day Parade Chairman Bill O’Brien (obrienwt@comcast.net) having gotten in touch with us with this invitation. Following is a full transcription of Mr. O’Brien’s e-mail of 5/15/2017: “…Hi Steve. I'm a little late but wanted to see if you could check with some of the vintage car folks to see if they would like to participate in this year’s Branford Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 29? The program begins on the Branford Green at 10:00 am. At approximately 10:30 am the parade will step off and proceed West on Main Street to North Harbor Street and return to the Green. We would like them to be on Town Hall Drive by 9:30 am. The cars should enter from Montowese Street. There will be an attendant there to put them in position. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks Steve… Bill O'Brien, Parade Chairman, 203-988-0241…” Additional thoughts – I’ve participated in this event several times with an old car over the years and have always felt it to be a great honor to be able to be a part of this wonderful and very honorable event that our town’s Veterans Parade Committee produces, with help from town leaders and a multitude of civic groups. Please feel free to get in touch with me (CommonGear@aol.com) if there is anything I can possibly help you with or question that I can possibly answer—and please also note that Chairman O’Brien has also provided his telephone (203-988-0241) and e-mail (obrienwt@comcast.net),  should you need to contact him for any reason…. Thanks Veterans and God Bless America… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017)

MAY 31 JUNE 72017, Wednesday, West Haven – Season Opener for The Street Creepers Car Club’s Savin Rock Wednesday Cruise Nights… "...Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning the first Wednesday in June… We were planning on a May start, but due to circumstances beyond our control, this could not happen… Please spread the word, and we’ll see you all soon…” webmaster’s note – We are pleased to quote a recent Facebook post from our friends the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), regarding their super-cool Savin Rock West Haven Wednesday night cruise nights series, happily returning soon for the 2017 season, at the Savin Rock Conference Center parking area (street address for all you mapquesters and GPSers is: 6 Rock St, West Haven, CT 06516, and that’s directly off of Captain Thomas Boulevard, right across from the Kelsey Avenue intersection). I’ve attended these events in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and it’s always a great time, with a very cool “beach vibe.” Definitely looking forward to getting back to Savin Rock again this year for the Creepers’ cool cruise… *5/23/2017 UPDATE – As per a 5/22/2017 Facebook update from the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), the Savin Rock Season Opener date has been revised: “…Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning Wednesday, May 31st… Please spread the word, and we'll see you all soon!...” Sounds good, and we are happy to help spread the word… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017; revised season opener date for this event was incorporated into this listing as of 5/23/2017)

JUNE 2, 2017, Friday, Uncasville – Season Opener for "Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that was forwarded to us by our friend Jeff Higgins (jhiggins@moheganmail.com), via an e-mail dated 5/3/2017: “…Cruise on over to Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise, Every Friday starting in June, 6pm to 8pm, Route 32, Uncasville… All classic cars, American & foreign, muscle cars, post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, and special interest vehicles are welcome… All participants receive a coupon for free wings!...” webmaster’s note – As noted, Jeff from Mohegan had sent us the flyer originally, attached to the 5/3 e-mail, and with this nice cover note: “…Hello Steve, Aroogas is hosting a car cruise this summer starting the first Friday in June. We would love to have your participation. Please let me know if you have any questions… Thank you, Jeff…” Knowing that we like not only to put cruises/”recurring” type events in the “Cruise Nights” section of our SAAC online calendar page (http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/calendar.htm), as well as the “Opening Night” of the event, within the normal “Calendar” part of the page, I wrote back to Jeff to attempt to confirm that Friday, June 2nd, was indeed going to be the Arooga’s Friday cruise opener. He got back to me very promptly via e-mail within minutes of my inquiry; quoting from his email of 5/4/2017: “…Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the first event will be Friday June 2nd… Look forward to seeing you there… Jeff…” Fantastic—thanks again Jeff!... FLYER: Here’s the clickable link to the copy of Jeff’s event flyer for the Aroooga’s 2017 Friday cruise nights that we uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AroogasUncasvilleFridayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg … Additional info – Don’t forget to visit (and “Like”) the Arooga’s at Mohegan Sun official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/aroogas32/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

JUNE 2, 2017, Friday, Greenwich – “…’Cannonball Reunion!’ – in Cooperation with the Greenwich Film Festival and the Greenwich Concours, 6:30pm, at the Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT… Meet the real outlaws who are depicted in the 1981 Cannonball Run movie…and those who followed in their footsteps later on! Relive those desperado days through excerpts from the movie and get the real facts and wild stories from the legends!... Featuring: Pamela Yates, Bill Brodrick, Judy Stropus, William Jeanes, Jack Cowell, Bill Warner, Alex Roy, and others who beat the law as they sped coast-to-coast from New York to Los Angeles!... Hosted by Mike Spinelli, Executive Producer, TheDrive.com at Time Inc., co-host of The Drive on NBC Sports and co-founder of Jalopnik… Plus video greetings from Dan Gurney, Toly Arutunoff, Pete Brock, and others, telling their stories. And a tribute to the man himself, the late Brock Yates… Original outlaw cars on display including Brock Yates’ Challenger, Bill Warner’s Porsche 911, Travis Bell’s Transcom Medi-Vac recreation, Alex Roy’s BMW M5, and more!... Proceeds will benefit the New England Auto Museum, www.neautomuseum.org … $125 per person, including food and drink pre-show, auction, and a special autograph session!... Limited seating, buy tickets at www.greenwichfilm.org …“ webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the Official Flyer, which is posted on this New England Auto Museum event info page: http://www.neautomuseum.org/blog/cannonball-reunion-june-2-2017/ … And please also be sure to visit and “Like” the New England Auto Museum’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Auto-Museum-353861647521/ - and here’s the Facebook event page for the Cannonball Reunion: https://www.facebook.com/events/1089811831162142/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017)

JUNE 3, 2017, Saturday, Berlin – “…CT Veterans Car and Motorcycle Show, Saturday, June 3 at 9 AM - 5 PM, American Legion, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin, Connecticut 06037…” Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1830836857181226/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

JUNE 3, 2017, Saturday, Waterford – “…NAPA Auto Parts Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show, 12PM - 4PM, at NAPA Auto Parts, 82 Boston Post Road, Waterford, CT 06385… “…Come down to your family-owned NAPA at 82 Boston Post Road in Waterford for the car show! ALL are welcome whether you are a long time NAPA friend or new to the NAPA Auto Parts family--stop by to see our spruced up storefront, ask store manager Dan about some exclusive one-day only specials, or just come by to enjoy some cool cars and ice cream! Let's get ready to kick of the summer right!...” webmaster's note – Please see the official event notice on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177130229076361/ (be sure to check that you’re “interested” so that you can stay up to date on any & all announcements), and also please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the NAPA Auto Parts of Waterford Facebook page, so learn more about this quality organization: https://www.facebook.com/NAPA-Auto-Parts-134763393240697/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/23/2017)

JUNE 3-4, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Greenwich – 22nd Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT… Info: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ - and also be sure to visit and “Like” the official Facebook page for the event at: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/ - AND the Facebook event page itself at: https://www.facebook.com/events/370024850017853/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/31/2016)

JUNE 4, 2017, Sunday, Old Saybrook – “St. John’s School Picnic & Car Show… All proceeds to benefit the St. John’s Student Supply Fund… Sunday, June 4th, 1:00 – 4:00pm, at St. John’s School Parking Lot, Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT… Rain date = Sunday, June 11th… $10/car entry fee; spectators are free… Classic cars, street rods, customs, trucks, foreign cars, rat rods—no cut off… Games, contests, goodie bags, trophies, bring your Lego’s and Hot Wheels… Featuring DJ Rockin’ Richard Phillips… Food donated by Parish and served by the Knights of Columbus, the Columbiettes, and the Ladies Guild… Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques, and more!... Fun for the whole family!… For more information please contact Hal Farrington at 860-964-0446… Donations gladly accepted… Entrance for car show participants on Lynde Street, and spectators on Main Street… Disclaimer: By participating in this car show you assume all liabilities…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a copy of the Official Flyer that we received from our friend Hal Farrington, via e-mail. We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, online, a the following address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4June2017StJohnsSchoolOldSaybrookFlyerFromHalFarrington.JPG… *4/17/2017 UPDATES – We received a very nice snail mailing from our buddy Hal, postmarked March 18th, 2017, and inside was contained a high-quality copy of the Official Flyer for this event, and Hal’s note: “…Steve, could you list this car show for us, thanks, Hal…” More than happy to do so, Hal! Not sure if this new flyer copy was any different from the one that Hal had sent us earlier via e-mail, but we went ahead and scanned it anyway, and then uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4June2017StJohnsSchoolOldSaybrookCarShowFlyer.jpg … Really appreciate all the work that Hal is putting into this project, benefiting a wonderful cause, and we are more than happy to help spread the word! Thanks again for keeping us on the mailing list, Hal!!...  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to a new, high-quality copy of the event flyer was added to this listing as of 4/17/2017)

JUNE 4, 2017, Sunday, Windsor Locks – “…31st Annual Connecticut Council of Car Clubs & New England Auto Museum Auto Show & Aircraft Exhibit, Sunday, June 4, 2017, at NEAM. 10am to 3pm (museum open until 5pm). For antique, classic, special interest, sports cars & street rods. Dash plaques to the first 200 cars. People's choice, participants' choice, and favorite Chevrolet trophies awarded. Largest aviation museum in the northeast. Show car admission $15, includes driver and passengers (admission includes air museum and car show). Food and drinks available for purchase... Location: New England Air Museum, Bradley International Airport, Route 75, Windsor Locks, CT (I-91 exit 40 & follow the signs), phone 860-623-3305 or www.neam.org ... Show information: John Bajumpaa 860-623-3906 or jfbajumpaa@aol.com ... Phil Hamilton 860-526-5729 ... CT Council of Car Clubs, P.O. Box 1433, Avon, CT 06001, www.ctccc.net ...” webmaster’s note – The flyer from which all of the above was transcribed appeared as page 8 of the November-December 2016 issue of the CT Council of Car Clubs official newsletter "The Voice." We also scanned and uploaded a copy of the flyer, so that it is viewable now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4June2017-4CsNEAMCarShowFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/10/2016)

JUNE 4, 2017, Sunday, Shelton – “Cruisin' Shelton” – Sponsored by Hewitt Health and Rehab in cooperation with Round Town Cruisers Car Club, Sunday, June 4th, 12:00 to 4:00... Rain date = Sunday June 11th... Trophies, door prizes, food, music by DJ Mike... (to be held at) Hewitt Health and Rehab, 45 Maltby Street, Corner of Coram Avenue, Shelton, CT... Large lot, no cut-off date... All classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, and street machines welcome... No admission--fun for the entire family... For more info: Call Mike at 203-814-8315... webmaster's note - We found the flyer for this event posted online by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (make sure to visit and "Like" their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/), and the above is a direct transcription of the information contained on the flyer; here's the flyer link: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17545523_1962118030741292_7714565294387503969_o.jpg?oh=b7496b7fdcebcd380e7a2e48ac32cc80&oe=599ADBE3 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

JUNE 4, 2017, Sunday, Meriden – “Meriden Lions Club 23rd Annual Duck Race & Car Show," Sunday, June 4th, 10am to 4pm, Meriden Green, 77 State Street, Meriden, CT... webmaster's note - As this is an antique-car-related calendar, I will skip over the Duck Race info from the official flyer, but instead will refer you to it so that you can read it for yourself: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18671599_693618874158196_2547435681280515127_o.jpg?oh=9ea54f05134c463b80f56878641d9937&oe=59AD2588 ... As for the Car Show portion of the flyer, the event details are as follow: 10:00am to 3:00pm, presented by American Muscle Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/)... Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles, no cut off year... trophies, goodie bags, music... $10 entry fee per vehicle... craft vendors, business exhibits, community groups, and more... Rain or shine event!... Proceeds to benefit Lions Club Charity... www.meridenlionsclub.net and https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ ... Additional info - Here's the Facebook event page for your info (make sure to click on "interested" so that you can receive event updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826680427651240/ ... Thanks again to our friends the American Muscle Car Club for helping make it happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/28/2017)

JUNE 4, 2017, Sunday, Waterford – “British By The Sea 2017” – 30th Anniversary All-British Gathering, Harkness Memorial Park, in Waterford, CT, a production of the Connecticut MG Club… Quoting from a press-release we received from the CT MG Club: “…The CT MG Club's "BRITISH BY THE SEA” is a fun GATHERING of people who own and appreciate British Vehicles of all Marques. Although we do present etched glass mug awards to vehicles selected by popular vote, "BRITISH BY THE SEA" is not a judged show. We want to encourage ALL British car, truck, and motorcycle owners and enthusiasts to attend and have an enjoyable time. Weather your vehicle is in pristine condition, or a daily driver, sparkling paint and chrome or with “Barn Fresh” patina, it deserves to be part of the event and on the display field…” Info: Steve and Annie 860-693-4249 or MGTD52@comcast.net … Even more info is available at the official event web site: http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBtS.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2016)

JUNE 6, 2017, Tuesday, Wallingford - "...'Cruise Night,' Sponsored by Province Mortgage Associates and Wallingford Senior Center, Tuesday, June 6th, 5pm to 8pm, at 238 Washington Street, Wallingford, CT... Rain date = Wednesday, June 7th... For more information call 203-265-7753... Ample paved parking area, cut off date 1979, no pets, refreshments available, trophies awarded..." webmaster's note - We transcribed all of the above info from a flyer that was posted online by our friends The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club; here's the hyperlink to the flyer itself: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17796316_1102552663224807_5232284265771535538_n.jpg?oh=7f1570ab5c4732d38c94f6ffc890f527&oe=599964E2   ... And of course you definitely need to visit and "Like" the Doo Wop Cruisers' Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

JUNE 8, 2017, Thursday, Newington – “…‘11th Annual Cruising Newington Car Show’… Thursday, June 8th (rain dates June 15th or 22nd), 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., on Market Square, Newington Center. Presented by the Newington Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Street Legends.  Show cars are invited to line up at 4:30 p.m.  This show attracts many cars and spectators.  Clubs must arrive together in order to park together, no exceptions.  Show car entry fee is $10.00. Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 show cars. Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome. Trophies will be awarded, food will be available and oldies music played. For more information call:  Newington Chamber of Commerce at 860-666-2089, www.newingtonchamber.com ,   or Bob Newbold at 860-874-1479… www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Guilford – The 6th Annual Jonathan McMahon Memorial Scholarship Car Show, at Guilford High School, Guilford, CT, 9am to 2pm… Rain date = June 11th, 2017... webmaster’s note - Thanks to our long-time old car friend John Astarita for making sure to get us a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, from which the following important event details are directly transcribed: “…Please join us Saturday, June 10th, 2017, for The Jonathan McMahon 6th Annual Memorial Scholarship Car Show… 18 year-old Jonathan McMahon was the victim of a tragic accident. In Jon’s memory, a scholarship fund has been set up to help deserving technical school students with their education. Join the McMahon Family and friends at this car show to help support this great cause!... New location for 2017: Guilford High School, 605 New England Road, Guilford, CT 06437… Saturday, June 10th, 9am to 2pm… Rain date = Sunday, June 11th… $10 donation for show cars; free spectator parking… ‘All makes, models, and years of classic, unusual, collector, or muscle cars, and trucks, are welcome to attend!... Food trucks!… Raffles! 43” flat screen!... Trophies… Live band!—Music by “The Navels”—CT’s number one fun-time band!... To donate to this event or scholarship, or for any questions, contact Bill McMahon at: lmcmahon02@snet.net … Thank you and please support our sponsors: Aitoro Appliance and Electronics of Norwalk (flat screen TV donated), Ciardiello Insurance of Hamden (trophies sponsored), and Ford of Branford…” Official Flyer Link – We made sure to upload a copy of the Official Flyer to our server also, where you can view it now online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/10June2017JonMcMachonScholarshipBenefitCarShowGuilford.jpg... And there you have it! Bravo and Great Job by the McMahon Family and their friends with all the fantastic work setting up this show, once again, for the 6th year, and benefiting such a wonderful cause—and thanks again John A. for getting us the flyer... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Bethany – “…Bethany Fire Department & Auxiliary 10th Annual Car Show, Saturday, June 10th, 2017, 12pm to 4pm, at Bethany Volunteer Fire Department Headquarters, 765 Amity Road (Route 63), Bethany, CT—the firehouse back parking lot (paved)… Show vehicles can enter at 11am ($10 entry fee); antique cars & trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles, big trucks, all welcomed. People’s choice judging, trophies, and 50/50 raffle announced at 3:30pm—lots of categories… Food: sausage and peppers, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream… Sponsored by Laticrete International, benefiting Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary. $10 parking (carload), bring your chairs and blanks and have fun!... Any questions please call 203-410-2602 or 203-954-8597, or log onto www.bethanyfirect.com …” More info: http://www.oldride.com/events/4283201.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Killingworth - "...Car & Truck Cruise, Saturday, June 10th, 10am to 1pm, free event, 465 Route 81, Parmelee Farm, Killingworth... '...Have a car, jeep, or truck you cherish? Come show it off! Free event for participants and spectators. Plenty of food and drink available at market. Please arrive at 9:30am to park your vehicle...'... No sign up required... Questions: Tim 860-395-9887 or tim@gannonphoto.com ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car friend Carl Waters who passed along the Facebook event page for this great-sounding car & truck show in a very beautiful location! The address for that event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/308723569540456/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/17/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Hebron – Second Memorial Chris Lumbra Car, Truck, and Bike Show, 9am to 3pm, at Hebron Fairgrounds, 347 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/167473563734734/ … webmaster’s note – I remember first hearing about this event last year, in memory of Wallingford resident Chris Lumbra, who passed away in March of 2016 at the age of 22--be sure to check out his obituary, he was a fellow car nut just like all of us, who loved life: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=177989275 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/23/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Durham – 2017 Strawberry Festival Car Show & Craft Fair, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 12289webmaster’s note -  This event notice was forwarded to us on 5/24/2017 from our local old car friend Will Fleming, and incorporated an e-mail  of the same day, from Chuck Szymaszek (szymas@yahoo.com) of the Durham Knights of Columbus, subject line: “Can you please post our Car show on your site/facebook to help us benefit the Honor Flight Network!” The body of the e-mail from Mr. Szymaszek read as follows: “…Dear Car Club Owners and Members, The Durham/Middlefield Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Car Show and Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Notre Dame Church on 272 Main Street (Rt. 17) in Durham, CT… HAND MADE Trophies to be rewarded to various categories, music by DJ Matt, a craft fair, hot dogs/hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches and of course our delicious strawberry shortcake!... Please join us rain or shine, car entry fees are $8.00, spectators are free to come! Proceeds to benefit Honor Flight Network. For more information, please call 203-265-7758… I would greatly appreciate any help on getting the word out for us and hope to see you there!... Kindest regards!... Chuck Szymaszek, Knights of Columbus, Durham, CT…” There was also an electronic flyer attached, which we’ve uploaded to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/10June2017DurhamKofCStawberryFestCarShowPoster.jpg  … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/24/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Old Saybrook – "...Cardone & Daughter 'VW' Day... Address: Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 4 Custom Dr., Old Saybrook, CT 06475, www.cardoneanddaughter.com ... An informal open house for all VW’s and vintage cars, from 10-2pm. Tour the shop and talk with the experts. Free coffee and donuts to begin our day, then hot dogs and burgers on the grill at noon. For more info contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or chris@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Chester – 40th Annual Connecticut Military Vehicles Collectors (COMVEC) CT Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market, 8am to 4pm, at Chester Fairgrounds, 11 Kirtland Terrace, Chester, CT 06412. Antique military vehicles, flea market, military displays, food on site... Admission $5 adults; children under 10 free. Vendor info: Andrea Farrington 860-324-7328… No pets, no firearms, no alcohol... COMVEC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, www.comvec.org … Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49302 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017)

JUNE 10, 2017, Saturday, Plainville – Plainville Wings and Wheels, 10am to 3pm, at Robertson Airport/4B8, 62 Johnson Avenue, Plainville, CT… “ A special charity event supporting the Petit Family Foundation and The Plainville Community Food Pantry… Rain date = June 11, 2017… More info: http://www.oldride.com/events/7804607.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2017)

JUNE 11, 2017, Sunday, Stratford – Stratford YMCA Hot Rod Car Show… Quoting directly from the listing that was found on the coming events page of our friends from the CT Seaport Car Club (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…June, 11, 2017, Sunday, Stratford, CT… Stratford YMCA's "Hot Rod" Car Show, Stratford, CT, 12-4 pm… The event will be at the Stanziale's Parking lot in Stratford, CT (near Short Beach!)… Admission is free!... Trophies, food, giveaways!... Vendors sought $15 per table (no food), table provided (no outlets/electricity)… Contact: davdar78@aol.com or manustina@gmail.com for details!...” Additional info – Stanziale’s Restaurant is located at 595 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615, and their web site has a “Directions” page at: http://www.stanzialesrestaurant.com/location.htm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017)

JUNE 11, 2017, Sunday, Woodbury – “…The Woodbury Lions Club Presents its ‘39th Annual Car Show,’ Sunday, July 11, 2017, at Hollow Park, Woodbury, CT… Food, music, raffles, vendors… Touch-A-Truck, Monster Truck… And hundreds of vintage cars!... Save the date—you won’t want to miss it!... www.woodburyctlions.org ...” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of this info directly from a flyer posted online by our friends at CT Cruise News—here’s the link to the flyer: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e120.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

JUNE 14, 2017, Wednesday, Middletown - 20th Annual Main Street Middletown Classic Car Cruise, 4:30pm to 8:30pm. Info: https://cruisenightonmain.com/ ... *5/3/2017 UPDATES – We received a 5/2/2017 e-mail from our friend Gordon Partridge of the Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, who produce this event, with the official announcement & info for the event, which we are adding, 100% as-received (no editing), to this listing, as follows: “…June 14, 2017, Wednesday, 20th Annual Cruise Night on Main.  Main Street, Middletown, CT.  Over the Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, on behalf of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Trophies, Food. Cut-off year for cars is pre-1992.  Contact Tat: 860 712-8716.  Rain date: 6/21/17…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017; the event organizing car club’s official info paragraph for this event was added to this listing as of 5/3/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, East Haven – East Haven Apple Rehab Laurel Woods Car Show… Quoting from our local old car friend Ray Benson’s (https://www.facebook.com/ray.benson2) recent Facebook message that he posted to the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection’s Facebook page, in early May: “…I just wanted to let you know that the Apple Rehab Laurel Woods (East Haven) car show will be Saturday, June 17th, from 10am-2pm… Food, raffle baskets, DJ, 50/50, bounce house for the kids…” Sounds fantastic—thanks Ray! I was very pleased to hear about this event last year, pretty close to the date, and, as luck would have it, I was able to actually make it out to the show for a little while, with an old car no less, and really had a great time! I was hoping to find out  about this year’s version possibly with a bit more advance notice, so that I could put it on the SAAC calendar, for others to see, and thanks to Ray’s getting touch with us, we are so pleased to be able to do so! Hope to make it out to the beautiful Apple Rehab Laurel Woods campus again this year for the show. The street address is: 451 North High St, East Haven, CT 06512… North High Street I believe is also known as Route 100, and the Apple Rehab Laurel Woods location is very easily reached right off of highway, I believe Exit 52 from southbound I-95, and Exit 51 from northbound I-95… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, East Berlin – The 6th Annual 100 Percent Kulture Hot Rod & Kustom Fair, at The Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, East Berlin, CT 06023… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1754235911458534/): “…Hot Rods, Kustoms, Rat Rods, Junk Rods, Stocks, Race, Bikes or Whatever!... Bands and DJ E-Bomb… Friday Night, June 16, FREE Pre-Party/Camp Out/Cook Out… Show is Saturday June 17; starts at 10am, and Saturday Night Camp out too… $10 per person, Kids 15 and under FREE… FREE Vendor/Swap spots with per person admission…” Sounds Kool!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/9/2016)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, New Britain – The Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival, 9:30am to 3:00pm, New Britain, CT. Info: http://www.klingbergautoshow.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, Hartford-Lakeville – The 5th Annual Rallye for a Cure – to Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation… Quoting from a detailed e-mail dated 4/16/2017 that we received from Bill Wright (wrighttheelder@gmail.com): “…The “Rallye for a Cure” puts you behind the wheel of your classic sports car for a great cause! The Connecticut Vintage and Classic Sports Car “Rallye for a Cure” is holding its third road rallye to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Starting at Jaguar Hartford, 133 Leibert Road, Hartford, this rallye will wind its way westward through the beautiful country road of Connecticut. The rallye will culminate at the Lime Rock Park… Enter as a team (driver and navigator) and enjoy a Game-Tour-Adventure (GTA) Rallye — a fun drive with a need for a keenly observant navigator! During your drive, record information about the route in a scavenger hunt style rallye which is fun for all ages. Enjoy the beautiful countryside while supporting a worthy cause!... JDRF is the leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. Our rallye will make a dramatic impact for the CT/MA chapter of JDRF as it moves life-altering research out of the lab and into human clinical trials. Forbes rates JDRF a “top ten pick” for non-profit investment, and JDRF's expenditures directly support diabetes research and research-related education… In the past four years, the Rallye has raised over $40,000 to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! Please see our rallye website (http://goo.gl/U8VBmA) for further information and registration. Join the fun at Connecticut’s 2017 “Rallye for a Cure!”… Bill Wright, Rallye Coordinator, 6 Barksdale Road, West Hartford, CT 06117-1603, telephone 860 236 5920… Rallye for a Cure website: http://goo.gl/U8VBmA ...” (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, Redding – “…The Redding Historical Society Lonetown Farm Car Show 2017, Saturday, June 17th, 2017, 10:00am to 3:00pm, at Lonetown Farm, 43 Lonetown Road (Route 107), Redding, CT. Show cars $10 per vehicle, includes car, driver, and one passenger). General admission (12 & over) $8 per person; children under 12  years of age = free… People’s choice awards, platinum, gold, and silver… Food, fun in the sun… All foreign and domestic collector and custom cars/trucks of any year are welcome… More info: www.reddinghistoricalsociety.org or e-mail: rhistoricalso@optimum.net, or voice mail service: 203-938-9095…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this event (where all of the above information was transcribed directly from) published on page 38 of the April/May 2017 issue of Connecticut Cruise News, and subsequently made a scan of it and uploaded it to our server, where you can now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17June2017ReddingHistSocietyLonetownFarmCarShow.JPG… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, Meriden – “…The Glenn Reilly Memorial Race & Car Show – with CT Street Rod Association… ‘…CSRA and Silver City Quarter Midget Club will join to honor a wonderful man, Glen Reilly. We invite you to come spend the day looking at classic cars, enjoy watching kids race Quarter Midgets, eating delicious food, meeting new friends as well as ones you have not seen in a while. We look forward to seeing you…’ CT Street Rod Association car cruise night 3:00pm; cook out 5:00pm, trophies 7:00pm… Quarter midget races 12pm… Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage patties, and more… All classic cars welcomed… Event held at: Silver City Quarter Midget Club, 835 Hanover Road, Meriden, CT, 203-410-9301… silvercityquartermidgets.com … www.CSRA.org ...” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT – othgct for forwarding the flyer for this event, via the Facebook system, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed; the direct link the flyer is: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18199311_1428189507255895_157456547633174634_n.jpg?oh=908c5f2e3926c4933325ba6a76d106a4&oe=597743E9 … Please be sure also to visit and “Like” our OTHGCT friends’ official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2017)

JUNE 17, 2017, Saturday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – Mark’s 2nd Annual Big E Auto Expo, 10am to 3pm, at the Big E Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA… Rain date = June 18, 2017… Info: http://marksbigeautoexpo.com/ ... webmaster’s note – We received the official color tri-fold flyer for this event via snail mail (postmarked 5/17/2017) from the “Mark’s” folks, and went ahead and scanned both sides of it—here are clickable links you can visit right now to view both sides of the flyer: Flyer Side A = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17June2017MarksBigEAutoExpoFlyer-SideA.jpg … Flyer Side B = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17June2017MarksBigEAutoExpoFlyer-SideB.jpg …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/6/2017)

JUNE 17-19, 2017, Saturday-Monday, Uncasville – “…New England Concours d’Elegance - Presented by Barrett-Jackson, at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Uncasville, CT 06234 … Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/654882241345421/): “…Details: Saturday, June 17th is the Car Club day with open invites to all. Bring your car and enjoy a day with lots of other car people and friends. $10.00 per car charity contribution for admission… Sunday, June 18th is the New England Concours d' Elegance. Cars by invitation only. Go to www.newenglandconcours.org to learn more and to submit your car to our selection committee. Car entry open now… Monday, June 19th is the inaugural New England Summer Road Tour. Visit our web site for more information. Space limited. More details soon…” Additional info – Here is the Facebook site of the organizers: https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Concours-DElegance-370127092739/ - and for your additional reference, here’s a “Directions” page for the Mohegan Sun event site: https://mohegansun.com/about-mohegan-sun/getting-here/directions.html … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/22/2017)

JUNE 18, 2017, Sunday, Branford – “The Branford Festival’s 7th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise"… Quoting from the official Car Show info page (http://branfordfestival.com/page/17837-Car-Shoe) at the Branford Festival’s web site: “…7th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise… The Branford Festival will once again host the 7th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise in honor of Gary, the Car Cruise founder this year, on Sunday morning, (Father’s Day) June 18th, 2017…  Join us as a spectator or participant on the rear town green on Father’s Day morning at the Branford Festival. Bring your family and friends, show your ride and enjoy the festival… Vehicles need to arrive at 9 a.m. due to road closure for the road race… Make plans to see a variety of hot rods, classics, muscle cars, and antique vehicles under the banner of the Branford festival and listen to those golden oldies spun by D.J. Dennis Nardella from Nardella’s Music… We have room for about 50 vehicles and will provide dash plaques. trophies will be awarded to specific categories prior to the official close of the show, which will be at noon; however, you are welcome to keep your vehicle on display and enjoy our festival. Entry fee is a modest $10 as in previous years… Due to the overwhelming response we had last year we are requesting that you pre-register to secure your spot… Please send us your Name, Address and phone number and the year and model of the vehicle your are bringing along with your check for $10.00 made payable to: "The Branford Festival," 29 Twin Cove Coves Rd., Madison, CT 06443, Attention: Ted Aub… Questions, contact Chairman Ted Aub at 203-530-5269 or theo1847@gmail.com ...” (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

JUNE 18, 2017, Sunday, Norwalk – The New England Auto Museum's "Father's Day Car Show," 10am to 3pm, at Mathews Park in Norwalk, CT. Info: http://www.neautomuseum.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/New-England-Auto-Museum-353861647521/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JUNE 18, 2017, Sunday, Shelton – Shelton Historical Society's "Vintage Vehicles Antique & Classic Car Show," 10am to 2pm, at Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT. Info: http://sheltonhistoricalsociety.org/vintage-vehicles--classic-car-show.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JUNE 18, 2017, Sunday, Central Village – “…The Big Five Charity Ride Presents ‘Classic Car Cruise,' 11:00am to 5:00pm, at 45 School Street, Central Village, CT… Check-in at 10:00, donations appreciated… 1st Annual Burnout Competition… All proceeds to benefit United Services Domestic Violence Program… ‘50s and ‘60s music from Dick Salvas…”… webmaster’s note – We found the flyer for this event (from which we directly transcribed all of the above info) recently posted on Facebook by our friend AJ, which is where we obtained the copy of it that we also uploaded to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/18June2017BigFiveRideCntrlVlgClassicCarCruise.jpg (our friends at CT Cruise News also have a slightly lower-res copy of the flyer posted online at: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e058.php)… Additional info – We also looked up “The Big Five Charity Ride,” and found they have a Facebook page, where you can probably find out more about the organization: https://www.facebook.com/TheBigFiveCharityride/ - we also looked up “United Services Domestic Violence Program,” and found their extensive web site, which documents all the great work they do in Eastern Connecticut: http://unitedservicesct.org/services/domestic-violence/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/22/2017)

JUNE 18 MAY 132017, Sunday Saturday, Plantsville – 2nd Annual Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show, May 13th, 2017, 10am to 3pm… Quoting from the original Hemmings listing we ran across online at: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=48870: “…This Car show is a memorial show for a former automotive teacher at Southington High School, Mr. Beeney, who passed away after fighting cancer. All funds raised will be used to award a scholarship to a student planning on pursuing a technical or technical related career. There will be food, raffle, 50/50 raffle, goody bags, music, and trophies. Last year there were 14 raffle items including restaurant gift cards and Lake Compounce tickets. All car years and makes welcome. Pre-registration not needed… Location: 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, CT, 06479 (webmaster’s note – We looked up that address and even though it’s not specifically listed in the event notice, that is the street address of the well-known Southington Drive-In)… Cost: 10 per car; spectators free… To register: Call Jared at 860-628-1482…” Sounds cool, and it also sounds like a very special Southington High School auto shop teacher is being remembered—Mr. Beeney passed away in September of 2015; be sure to read his obituary online at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=175778978 … *5/31/2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE – We just heard yesterday via the Facebook network from our friend Meghan Beeney (https://www.facebook.com/mbeeney), that the original event date of Saturday, May 13th had bad weather, necessitating move to a later date, of Sunday, June 18th. Quoting from Meghan’s Facebook post of 5/30/2017, that she shared with the Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut FB group (see the actual post and accompanying flyer at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154341970481627&set=gm.774305826079718&type=3&theater): “…Hi all! We had to postpone the Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show due to weather. We were able to reschedule and it will now be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, from 10a to 3p, at the Southington Drive-In grounds. I am posting the old flyer as all the other info is the same, and some of you might want to check it out. Please share this info with as many people as you can. We hope to see you there!!!...” Additional info – We also looked at the Hemmings web site, and sure enough, Meghan and her committee also made sure to get an updated notice posted there as well—you can view at: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50292 – and there is provided a telephone contact at the Hemmings event page for more info as well: Jared at 860-628-1482… And there you have it! We sincerely hope for a nice weather on Father’s Day and a big, successful turnout for the 2nd Annual Robert J. Beeney Memorial Car Show. Thanks again Meghan for all your help with the proper info & updates!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2016; an updated event date and other info was incorporated into this listing as of 5/31/2017)

JUNE 19, 2017, Monday, Wallingford - The Connecticut Street Rod Association's "Connecticut Dragway Reunion," at New Life Church, High Hill Road, Wallingford CT, gates open 5pm. Info: http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JUNE 21, 2017, Wednesday, Oxford - "Special Cruise Night at Fritz’s Snack Bar – With the Port 5 Naval Veterans," June 21st (rain date June 28th), special ceremonies at 7pm… Quoting from the copy of the flyer that our friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) passed along via the Facebook system to the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection FB page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies/), in mid-June: “…June 21st at 7pm, rain date June 28th… Special cruise night, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford… Fritz’s Snack Bar would like to welcome back Port 5 Naval Veterans Base of Bridgeport, along with the Color Guard and Rifle Squad in honoring all our Veterans with the raising of Our New American Flag, to replace the old one that we raised in 2016. We would like to welcome all our Veterans past, present, and future who have and will serve our country and protect our freedom without reservation… If you are a member of any Veterans organization please pass it along to your members, the more the merrier… All of us who take part in the weekly car show at Fritz’s would be truly honored in your presence at the ceremony…” webmaster's note – And we uploaded to our server a copy of this Special Cruise Night Event flyer, so that you can view it easily now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/21June2017FritzOxfordSpecialCruiseNiteFlyer.jpg… Additional info – And those of you who are regulars on the local-area classic car cruising scene already know that the great weekly Wednesday night Fritz’s of Oxford cruise nights run  5pm to 9pm, so definitely do not wait until 7pm to get there—we suggest shoot for 5pm or earlier, to make sure you have a good place to park, and that once 7pm arrives, you’ll be all settled and able to take part in the flag & Veterans ceremonies… Here’s the “regular” cruise night flyer for 2017, for your info (that also came to us from Melissa): http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017FritzsOfOxfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg … Even more additional info - Please also be sure to check out the Fritz’s Snack Bar official web site for lots more info about this classic establishment, online at: http://fritzssnackbar.com/ - and they also have a useful “Directions” page that you can refer to: http://fritzssnackbar.com/Direction.html... Finally, please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Fritz’s snack bar Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2017)

JUNE 21-24, 2017, Wednesday-Saturday, Uncasville - "Barrett-Jackson Northeast at Mohegan Sun," at Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382. Info: http://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Home/Northeast-2017/7fd74652-5f64-4d1e-bae6-c6e6ac6cc421 .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JUNE 22, 2017, Thursday, Guilford – Season Opener for "Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights for Summer 2017"… Quoting from the official event info page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2017/06/apple-pi-announces-cruise-nights-for-summer-2017/) published by the Apple Pi Robotics Team (www.applepirobotics.org and/or: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/), at their official web site: “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17… Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's, 60's and 70’s, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while ‘talking cars’. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” We also made a screen shot of the cruise night info page, which included a cool graphic, and uploaded that to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ApplePiRobotics2017CruiseNitesInfo-JPG.JPG .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/6/2017)

JUNE 24, 2017, Saturday, Wallingford - "Wallingford Centennial Car Show," hosted by Connecticut Street Rod Association. Facebook event info page: https://www.facebook.com/events/898386850306018/ .... *4/5/2017 UPDATES - We just ran across an updated Facebook event page (posted by the "Wallingford350" organization, www.wallingford350.org - and/or: https://www.facebook.com/wallingford350/) that also contains a flyer--this new event page is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796050177388692/ - and the link to the flyer itself is at: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17807271_1845520212384318_977659637857657135_o.jpg?oh=d461d91e6437a2868449ebea0a9d95d8&oe=594F01AA ... Looks like it's going to be a real big shindig!!!  (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2017; updated info with links to another detailed Facebook event page, were added to this listing as of 4/5/2017)

JUNE 24, 2017, Saturday, Meriden – “…The Saturday Nite Cruziers 17th Annual Car Show, to be held at the Meriden Center, 845 Paddock Avenue, in Meriden, CT. The show starts at 9:00 am with trophies awarded promptly at 2:30 pm. Rain date is Sunday June 25th. Cruise style parking. 15 trophies will be awarded, plus best in show. Good food and drink available, door prizes, raffles and music all day. $10.00 per show car, spectators free. No cut off year, all makes and models are welcome. We do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Worried about the weather? Call, June at 860-919-8514, Jack 860-543-5880 or the Meriden Center at (203) 238-2645. E-mail jdanovich00@gmail.com.  Also visit our website at www.saturdaynitecruizers.org …” webmaster’s note – This event listing came to us via e-mail from our long-time old car friend and Saturday Nite Cruizers’ car club mainstay Jack Danovich (jdanovich00@gmail.com). Quoting from Jack’s note accompanying the event listing: “…Hi Steve  - One more for you to post please, whenever you can get to it. This is for our SNC 17th annual June car show at the Meriden Center in Meriden. (17 years for this show and 25 years for our cruise nights, man we are getting old!)… Many Thanks !... Jack…” Very cool, and thanks for keeping us on the mailing list, Jack! I’ve definitely been to this show a few times over the years and it’s always really enjoyable—great spot, great cars and trucks, and great hamburgers and hot dogs too! Hope I can make it back there again this year! Thanks again Jack and the Cruizers for all your most impressive years of dedication, producing this great car show—and your awesome Wallingford Duchess Saturday summertime cruise night series too!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2017)

JUNE 25, 2017, Sunday, Shelton – The Ross Jenacaro 8th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show… Quoting directly from the listing that was found on the coming events page of our friends from the CT Seaport Car Club (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…June, 25, 2017, Sunday, Shelton, Connecticut… The Ross Jenacaro 8th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show, (at) Enterprise Corporate Towers, 4 Corporate Drive, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m… Vehicle registration begins at 8:00 a.m., $10 per car. No cutoff year all vehicles welcome. Must be registered by noon to qualify for a trophy. Free admission for viewers. Breakfast and lunch vendor on site. Rain date: July 9. Contact Susan at CT Burns Care for info 203-878-6744…”Additional info – And the CT Seaport Car Club events page listing also included a link to the electronic flyer for this event: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/BurnsCareFlyer2017.pdf … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2017)

JUNE 25, 2017, Sunday, Bridgewater – The Housatonic Valley Region AACA’s 43rd Annual Antique & Classic Auto Show… Quoting directly from the Hemmings listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49460) that was found online: “...Housatonic Valley Region AACA 43rd Annual Antique & Classic Automobile Show Time: 9 am… Sponsor: Housatonic Valley Region of the AACA… To be held at: Bridgewater Fairgrounds, 100 Main St. South, I-84 exit 9, Rt. 25 north, right on Rt. 133 and go 6 miles to destination. More info: Gate opens at 9 am, judging starts at 11:30 am, awards start 2:30 pm. Check us out on Facebook: HVR-AACA… Sponsor: Housatonic Valley Region Chapter of the AACA… Location: 100 Main St. South, Bridgewater Fairgrounds, 06752… Cost: $10 per car registration, $5 spectators, children under 12 free…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2017)

JUNE 25, 2017, Sunday, Trumbull – Car Show at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT… webmaster's note – We were over making our annual visit with Vinny at Champion Awards in Milford in late April, and he had two posters on his store windows from the Monroe Street Rodders for upcoming events—this was one of them—following is a full transcription of the flyer: “…Car Show at Plasko’s Farm, 670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull, CT, Sunday, June 25, 2017… Rain date = Sunday, July 2nd… 8:00am to 4:00pm… $10 registration at the gate… Cut-off year 1985… Trophies to be awarded… 50/50 raffle & giveaways… Listen to the sounds of doo-wop and reminisce… Fresh food cooked on outdoor grill… Street rods, muscle, cars, hot rods, customs, and classics… Sponsored by Plasko’s Farm, in cooperation with the Monroe Street Rodders… Spend a day at the Farm’s car show… For more information call 203-268-2716 or e-mail: MonroeStRodders@aol.com …” FLYER – We also uploaded the picture we took of the flyer for this event to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/25June2017TrumbullPlaskosFarmCarShow.jpg ... Thanks Vinny from Champion for helping to spread the word about cool car shows like this, and thanks Monroe Street Rodders for your work to organize and make them happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2017)

JULY 4, 2017, Tuesday, Essex - "The Essex Auto Club’s 9th Annual Antique, Classic, and Exotic Car Show." Quoting from the picture of the Hartford Courant’s printed blurb (presumably as it appeared in the Sunday, June 18th, 2017 edition) that our friend from the Essex Auto Club, Henry Van Wyngaarden (henry06442@gmail.com) just e-mailed to us yesterday: “…Tuesday, July 4, Essex… Essex Automobile Club presents the 9th Annual Antique, Classic, and Exotic Car Show, from 10am to 2pm, at the Connecticut River Museum. Entry fee is $15 per car. Admission is $5 donation; free for children under 12. Proceeds benefit Child and Family Services of Southeastern Connecticut. Rain date = July 8th (Saturday)… www.essexautoclub.com …” webmaster’s note – We also posted the Courant blurb image (from which all of the above verbiage was directly transcribed) to the SAAC Facebook page, and the link to the image is: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/r270/19223064_1392707574152754_4540749486967136526_o.jpg?oh=03ff0cbbbe1bea01b83c37e61d8d3e69&oe=59D34148 … Additional thoughts – We love the town of Essex, and this great little car show, right in the center of town, is one of the absolute coolest car events going; we sure hope to get back to Essex again for this show this year—if not as a participant, at least as a spectator!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/19/2017)

JULY 8, 2017, Saturday, East Hartford – “…‘2nd Annual Crusin' East Hartford Car Show’… Saturday, July 8th (rain date July 9th), 1:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m., Sunset Ridge School, 450 Forbes St. (corner of Silver Lane and Forbes).   Presented by the Town of East Hartford and the Dept. of Parks and Recreation with the Connecticut Street Legends. Show car entry fee is $10.00. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 show cars. Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome. Trophies will be awarded, food will be available and oldies music played. For information call the East Hartford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 860-291-7160 or the Connecticut Street Legends at 860-383-6131… www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

JULY 8, 2017, Saturday, Meriden - "Beat The Streets 1st Annual Car Show," 12pm to 6pm... Beat The Street Community Center, 121 South Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Quoting from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1485115358186844/ : "...Beat the Streets Community Center, Inc., 1st Annual Car Show... Burn out pit, food, DJ, fun... Rain date = July 15th... Antique, Street rod, Classic, Racing, Muscle cars, Bikes... Boxing and dance demonstrations... For more information call 203-213-2136... 74 Cambridge Street Meriden CT, 06450 - New Opportunities Parking Lot... Vendors -- $40, Registration -- $10, NO Cut Off Date... Dash Plaques to first 100 cars... 50/50 Raffle, Trophies, & Doorprizes..." (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/31/2017)

JULY 8, 2017, Saturday, Lebanon - Quoting from the e-mail heads-up that we received from Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) earlier this  morning: “…July 8, Sat - Lyman High School Car & Truck Show, Rt 207, Lebanon, CT. 10am - 3pm.  $10 admission. Show benefits L.M.H.S. Girls Soccer Team. Food, Music, Raffles, Dash Plaques & Trophys. For more info call Mark Morello @ 860-633-6981…” Thanks rick for the heads up!... Additional info - And here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1980358762193338/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/8/2017)

JULY 9, 2017, Sunday, Haddam – Haddam Lions Club Car Show, “fundraiser for sight impaired research and local scholarships,” hosted by the Haddam Lions Club, 1pm to 4pm, Sunday, July 9th, 2017, at Haddam Meadows State Park, Connecticut Route 154, Haddam, CT 06438… Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/280178369076566/ - and also please be sure to visit and “Like” the Haddam Lions Club’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HaddamLionsClub/ …  *7/7/2017 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES – Our local old car friend Orlando Amato alerted us to the fact that the operating times for this event appear to have been revised since we first put this listing together. By check out the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/280178369076566/), we can now see that the event is listed to run 9am to 2pm, so please make a note of that! Thanks again Orlando for noticing that and making us aware—we appreciate it!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017; important revision to the operating times for the event were incorporated into this listing as of 7/7/2017)

JULY 9, 2017, Sunday, Monroe – “…Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe ‘Large Classic Car Show’ - To Benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital… Muscle cars, trucks, bikes, welcome; no cut-off year… Rain date = July 16th… 9am to 3pm… 50/50 drawing, music, give-a-ways, great food… ‘Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe’…”… webmaster’s note – We received a copy of the official flyer for this great-sounding event, benefiting a positively wonderful cause, via a Facebook post by our friend Melissa Mekdeci, on 3/20/2017—and this is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from. And we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can also view it online now at the following clickable hyperlink: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/9July2017BellaRosaMonroeCarShowFlyer-JPG.JPG … Additional important info – We went online to get the exact street address for Bella Rosa, and it is: 500 Monroe Turnpike (which I believe is also CT Route 111), Monroe, CT 06468, and telephone 203-452-9533, and official web site: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … Bella Rosa 2017 CRUISE NIGHTS info from Melissa – As part of Melissa Mekdeci’s Facebook post with the flyer for the July 9th car show, Melissa also indicated there are cruise nights also starting up soon at Bella Rosa: “…“…They also have a cruise on Sundays from 12-5 starting April 23rd, and a Tuesday night cruise starting April 25th from 5-9…” Wow, sounds cool! We’ll be sure to get those onto our calendar also! Thanks again Melissa—and also the Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante folks!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

JULY 9, 2017, Sunday, Wallingford – Hot Rods 4 Heroes Benefit Car Show, produced by The Connecticut Street Rod Association & “Concerts With Causes,” to benefit the Klingberg Family Center’s Roofs For Veterans Program. The show will be 10am to 2pm, at PNA Park, 171 N. Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, $10 for show cars, and $5 for spectators. Live music all day: Tommy & the Rivieras, New Geezers, and Wastin’ Bullets… Official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/417721131923475/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

JULY 9, 2017, Sunday, New Haven – Frisco's Pizza Benefit For The Animal Haven... Click on the following link to view the flyer for the upcoming Sunday, July 9th, 2017 pizza benefit at Frisco's Pizza, 383 Forbes Avenue, New Haven, CT: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/9July2017FriscosAnimalHavenPizzaBenefitFlyer.jpg ... All sales all day (11am to 9pm) will benefit The Animal Haven! AWESOME!... Additional info: Here's the link to Frisco's Pizza official Facebook page (please be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/Friscos-Pizza-355296864522979/ - and here's The Animal Haven's Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/theanimalhaven/ ... webmaster's note - This is NOT a car event, but we are HUGE fans both of The Animal Haven for all the work they do to help pets find new homes, AND of John Frisco and his great pizza shop, "Frisco's Pizza," which not only makes great pizza, but also supports many very worthwhile animal welfare causes!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

JULY 10, 2017, Monday, Stratford – “…Ryders Landing Car Show and Cruise Night 2017 - Back again this year! 9th year with great excitement!... Ryders Landing Shopping Center, 88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614 (Merritt Parkway, Exit 53 N), Monday - July 10, 2017… (Rain Date: Monday, July 17, 2017)… 5:30 PM to Sunset… Cars: antiques, hot rods, & customs, all show vehicles welcome, no cutoff year!... Free admission!... Great food, music, trophies… $5 discount coupon to 3 Ryders Landing restaurants (River’s Edge, Biagio’s or Panda House) for all registered participants who bring qualifying cars (1 coupon per car, good only night of event)… To Pre-register a car (no charge) call ph: 203-381-1327, x-615 or email: swerner@rydershealth.com ... Check back here (webmaster’s note – That would be the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page, where this listing was originally found: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) in case of
weather cancellation… Ryders Landing & participating car clubs are not liable for any damage, loss or personal injury that may occur on the premises…” And here’s the link to the Official Flyer that also comes to us courtesy of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/Ryders2017.pdf .... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/7/2017)

JULY 11-16, 2017, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, Brimfield, Massachusetts. NOTE: This is not an automotive-related event, but a very big, very popular general antiques event with folks all around New England, so we are happy to bring this listing to you as a courtesy. Info: http://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JULY 15, 2017, Saturday, Ledyard – “Ledyard Rotary 3rd Annual Car Cruise at The Ledyard Fairgrounds – A Community Benefit Event“…Quoting from the 3/23/2017 e-mail we received from our friend Larry Erhart of the Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club (860-460-2287 and/or lerhart@comcast.net): “…Hi Shoreline Antique Auto Connection… Can you please list the Ledyard Fairgrounds Rotary 3rd Annual Car Cruise on your website Cruise calendar?... ‘…Saturday July 15, 2017, Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise, Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 and Route 214, Ledyard, CT, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM… Open to 300 cars… All cars, no cut-off date… Classic cars, Pre and Post WWII Vehicles, Trucks, Military, Special Interest Vehicles welcome… Covered pavilion, vendors… Free admission, live music DJ, more trophies, big raffle prizes, door prize… Rain date = July 22…’ Thanks, Larry Erhart…” And Larry also provided us with a copy of the Official Flyer, which we uploaded to our server, so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/15July2017LedyardRotaryCarShow.jpg … Thanks very much Larry and Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club for keeping us on the mailing list for this cool event!... Additional info – The flyer lists the location of the Ledyard Fairgrounds as “Route 117, Col Ledyard Hwy,” and I’ve also seen the Fairgrounds’ location referred to as “Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 and Route 214, Colonel Ledyard Highway, Ledyard, CT,” and also as “740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339” – so, with all of that info, you should hopefully be able to find it! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2017)

JULY 15-16, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester - The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association's Zagray Farm Museum Summer Show, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT, 11am-3pm both days... Info: http://www.qvea.org/resources/summer-show-flyer-2017.pdf or http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JULY 16, 2017, Sunday, Monroe – Car Show for the 100th Anniversary of Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, at the Monroe Shopping Center Parking Lot, Monroe, CT… webmaster’s note – We were over making our annual visit with Vinny at Champion Awards in Milford in late April, and he had two posters on his store windows from the Monroe Street Rodders for upcoming events—this was one of them—following is a full transcription of the flyer: “…Car Show for the 100thAnniversary of Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, at the Monroe Shopping Center Parking Lot (corner of Main Street/Route 25 and Route 59), Monroe, CT… Rain date = Sunday, July 23rd… 8:00am to 4:00pm… Donation $10 per show car will be collected by Volunteer Firemen… Cut-off year = 1985 for show cars… Trophies to be awarded… Listen to the sounds of doo-wop music… Refreshments available for purchase… Street rods, muscle cars, hot rods, customs & classics… Sponsored by the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department, in cooperation with the Monroe Street Rodders car club… E-mail: MonroeStRodders@aol.com …” FLYER – We also uploaded the picture we took of the flyer for this event to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/16July2017StepneyFDAnniversaryMonroeCarShow.jpg ... Thanks Vinny from Champion for helping to spread the word about cool car shows like this, and thanks Monroe Street Rodders for your work to organize and make them happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2017)

JULY 16, 2017, Sunday, North Haven – “…The Doo Wop Cruisers and Arnold’s Jewelers Present: ‘A Gala Classic Car & Rod Show,’ Sunday, July 16th, 9:00am to 2:00pm, at Washington Commons, Route 5, 117 Washington Avenue, North Haven (owned by Diversified Unlimited LLC). Rain date = July 23rd… Registration $10; 8am gates open; dash plaques; top 10 trophies, best in show… Custom cars, special interest, street rods, trucks, rat rods… Basket raffle, food vendors, Joe’s Ice Cream… All proceeds support the Capital Campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut, www.rmhc-ctma.org, for more information call 203-793-7248 or 203-641-4226... Donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House of CT, or through the Doo Wop Cruisers…’Bring your family to take pictures with Ronald McDonald!’…” webmaster’s note – All of the above verbiage was transcribed directly off of the official flyer that was recently posted online by our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers car club (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/); and we also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/16July2017DooWopCruisersRonaldMcDonaldNorthHavenBenefitShow.JPG… Sounds like a great time, and benefits a great cause! Thanks again to the Doo Wop Cruisers and Arnold’s for making it all possible!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/11/2017)

JULY 18, 2017, Tuesday, "The Annex," New Haven – “…'Cruise Night at The Annex YMA Club in Memoroy of Lew Maturo’... Come join The Annex YMA Club for a Great Night and Honor an Amazing Man... Tuesday, July 18th, 5 to 9pm... Rain date = Tuesday, July 25th....  Cars, Trucks, and Bikes are Welcome... Food, DJ, 50/50 Raffle, and more... Shoreline Prime's 'Silver Bullet' Food Truck will be here!... 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven..." webmaster's note - All of the above info was transcribed from the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by The Annex YMA Club (https://www.facebook.com/annexyma/), which is viewable here: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19665254_1408763749189843_7211047448216077475_n.jpg?oh=cdb229308dafc5f5c4fbb0a4322c2f4e&oe=5A10E59E   ... There is also an official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/119611578658093/ , and these additional details were posted there: "...Join us on Tuesday July 18th for Cruise Nite at the Annex YMA Club in honor and memory of Lew Maturo. Lew had a great love for classic cars this is a great way to honor and remember him.... Open to the public. Classic cars, trucks & bikes welcome. DJ, 50/50 raffle, food, including the Shoreline Prime Food Truck "The Silver Bullet"... If you have a classic vehicle come on down and show it! Or just come and join the fun and have some great food. The lounge will also be open to the public..." The Annex YMA Club is located at 554 Woodward Avenue, New Haven, CT 06512... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/17/2017

JULY 20, 2017, Thursday, Naugatuck – Rose Hope Animal Refuge Benefit Car Show at Beacon Brook Health Center… “…Beacon Brook Health Center and the Oil Can Boys Car Club are co-sponsoring a car cruise located on 89 Weid Drive in Naugatuck, CT 06770 on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4PM until 7PM. Rose Hope Animal Refuge, a non-kill animal rescue whose Waterbury-Chapter Director, Hanna will also be there under the shade featuring a dog available for adoption. Enjoy food, 50/50 raffle, trophies, making memories with friends, and the state's most beautiful vintage cars. Each vintage car has an admission fee of $5 with 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Rose Hope Animal Refuge. Thank you Carvel located on 778 New Haven Road of Naugatuck, CT for donating 100 chocolate and vanilla Flying Saucer Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert. Would you like to help Rose Hope Animal Refuge but you cannot adopt? Individual donations can be made to Rose Hope Animal Refuge to benefit the animals. Beacon Brook Health Center, the Oil Can Boys Car Club, and Rose Hope Animal Refuge will be looking forward to hear your engines roaring at this year’s car cruise on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 4PM until 7PM at Beacon Brook Health Center… Sincerely, Patty (Mother) & Alicia (Daughter), Rose Hope Animal Refuge Volunteers… Check Rose Hope Animal Refuge out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RoseHopeAnimalRefuge475 ... webmaster’s note – Thanks to Patty and Alicia (patbob@reagan.com) for all their work and involvement with this event and this wonderful benefit cause in general. We received the above event announcement (reproduced in its entirety, as-received), which also included a copy of the official flyer, via e-mail, on 5/9/2017, and we are very pleased to help spread the word—we also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/20July2017RoseHopeAnimalRefugeNaugatuckCarCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017)

JULY 21, 2017, Friday, Southington - "Car Show at Crystal Bees,” 5pm to 8pm, at Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/120696548541763/) that we just ran across today: “…Free admission, and a couple free slices of pizza for entered cars… All makes, All models, All years welcome… Fire Engine walkthroughs, Live music, Games/Food/Shopping tents, etc… For pre-registration call or email Rebecca at: Rebeccar@crystalbees.com , (860)-276-2337…” Additional info – “Crystal Bees” sounds like a fun place, with bowling, bar, food, and much more—be sure to check out (& “Like”) their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington/ - and they also have an official web site located at: http://crystalbees.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/10/2017)

JULY 14 21, 2017, Friday, Portland – David Bordonaro Memorial Car Show 2017, sponsored by Knights of Columbus/Council 7, at St. Mary’s Church, 51 Freestone Avenue, Portland, CT 06480. Event runs 5pm to 9pm. “…Classic cars, classic trucks, muscle cars, modified trucks, street rods… More info: https://www.facebook.com/carshow66/ or 860-358-9123 or 860-922-2161… webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed online at the following dedicated Hemmings event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50123 ... *7/13/2017 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE – The official Facebook site for this event (https://www.facebook.com/carshow66/) posted today an important notice: “…Change of Date… Due to weather, The David Bordonaro Memorial Car Show has been postponed until Friday, July 21… Mark your calendars and spread the word!...” Sounds good—and we definitely appreciate the update! The Facebook event postponement banner from which the above words were transcribed can be viewed at: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19955841_1889869151252401_197686769751162423_o.jpg?oh=e5419d2bf85bdd19164dc2e59cdc4008&oe=59FF99AE …  Additional thoughts – David Bordonaro, who passed away in September 2015, at the age of 55 was not only a great “car guy,” but he was also a great humanitarian. He faced challenges in his life head-on, and lived with a positive spirit. It is no wonder why those who knew him are staging such an event in his memory. We strongly suggest you read his obituary some time when you get a chance: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/middletownpress/obituary.aspx?pid=175933946 – Thank you and rest in peace, Mr. Bordonaro…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2017; revised event date was incorporated into this event listing as of 7/13/2017)

JULY 22, 2017, Saturday, Madison - "…UConn Pre-Med Alt Break Presents: ‘UConn’s Classic Car Show’… All proceeds benefit an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic… Register through Facebook… Gate fee: Free to all spectators; entry fee $20 per car… Questions? 203-909-0576 or uconn.premed.altbreak@gmail.com … July 22, 2017, at the Town Green, Madison, CT, 10am to 4pm… Rain date = August 19th, 2017…” webmaster’s note – A month or so ago we first heard about this event from the organizers, and were very excited about an all-new car event coming to one of the most beautiful local Shoreline area town greens in existence—namely Madison’s. It sounded like the event was to benefit a very wonderful project, by a very dedicated group of UConn students, and so we made sure to request to stay on the mailing list for future updates, including a flyer, whenever it might become available. Very happy to report that just a couple of days ago, we received a very nice follow up note, with the Official Flyer attached (which is where all of the above information   was transcribed from). Quoting from Kelsey of the UConn Bridge to Guanin Alternative Break Committee’s (https://www.facebook.com/UConn-Bridge-to-Guanin-1633498646910414/) e-mail note of 4/23/2017: “…Hello there, We have officially launched our Facebook event and tickets are available on our Eventbrite page (which can be accessed through Facebook).  I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for showing interest in our show!  It is for a fantastic cause and we would love your help advertising it to the car community… I have attached the official flyer for the show in this email as a PDF.  Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or if you or your organization would like to get involved in organizing or volunteering at the event… Have a wonderful night and we hope to see you on July 22nd!... Best, Kelsey…” Additional info – We also readily located the official Facebook event page, which is where you need to go if you are interested in participating: https://www.facebook.com/events/678883178962494/ - and here’s also the organizing group’s (“UConn Bridge to Guanin”) Facebook home page, which is also very worth checking out, so see what wonderful projects this car show will benefit (and be sure to give them a “Like” also): https://www.facebook.com/UConn-Bridge-to-Guanin-1633498646910414/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017) (webmaster's note - We recently heard this event has been cancelled)

JULY 22, 2017, Saturday, Chester - "The Third Annual Middlesex Yacht Club Car Show”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that we received as part of a broadcast e-mail from our friends at the Belltown Antique Car Club (and for which we received permission direct from the organizers to post here): “… We’re Doing It Again! The Third Annual Middlesex Yacht Club Car Show!... Let’s see your interesting cars and—new this year—motorcycles! Cars and bikes will be displayed on our shaded lawn on the CT River. Very affordable BBQ’d burgers and hot dogs will be available. The Club’s bar will also be open to our guests 21 and over (cash only)… Middlesex Yacht Club is located in Chester, CT, on Route 154, one mile south of Tylerville and the East Haddam Swing Bridge. Just follow our signs… The MYC Car Show is not a competition. Our show is a friendly gathering of people that like interesting cars and bikes… Saturday, July 22nd, from 4:00 to 8:00pm… Our docks and pool are member-only areas… Rain date = Sunday, July 23rd…” We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/22July2017MYCChesterCarShow.jpg … Additional info – As was noted above, we received permission from the organizers to list this event on the SAAC Calendar. Quoting from the very gracious follow-up note we received today (the same day as our initial inquiry, when we were worried that the MYC-ers might not want this info to get overly publicized, due to possible space issues) from Mr. Ron Borge of the MYC: “…Hi Steve, Please feel free to hit the send buttons. One of the advantages of Middlesex Yacht Club is that we have not one but two good sized grasses areas. Should there be an overflow from where we normally do the show the other area is easily opened. The only risk of a very large turnout is that some guests  may not be fortunate enough to get one of our tasty burgers… Hope to meet you and your friends. Thanks for your help… Sincerely, Ron Borge MYC…” Sounds awesome to us, Ron, and we thank you and all of the Middlesex Yacht Club for putting together this very wonderful-sounding gathering, in a very beautiful spot! We do hope to make it there for the festivities!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/7/2017)

JULY 22, 2017, Saturday, Meriden - "Rockin’ The GREEN for CT Fisher House,” hosted by Concerts With Causes, Inc., to happen 8am to 9pm, at the Meriden Green, 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450… webmaster’s note – We just found out about this awesome-sounding event, since our friends the Meriden-based American Muscle Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/) are running a Classic Car Show as part of the day’s festivities—the hours of the Car Show are listed as 10am to 3pm… Quoting some excerpts from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1325275854234740/): “…Concerts With Causes presents... ROCKIN' THE GREEN… An all-day event to benefit our CT Fisher House...www.fisherhousect.org... Meriden Green/State ST Meriden, CT… Farmers Market 8am -3pm(Music performance by Bill Somers 9am-12pm)… American Muscle Car Show 10-3pm (DJ 10am-12pm)… Trophies Sponsored by Concerts With Causes announced on the Amphitheater stage at 2pm!... Sponsors to date: Stonehenge Sound, Show Labs Events/Silver City Ballroom, Factory Underground Record, American Muscle Car Club, Concerts with Causes, CT Cruise NewsTJ’s Auto Body, Homegrown WESU/cygnusradio.com – Robbie DeRosa, WPAA-TV Wallingford…” (webmaster’s note – all of the above underlining by us!)… In all it sounds fantastic! Great job by everyone involved, benefiting a positively fantastic cause—CT Fisher House!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/10/2017)

JULY 22, 2017, Saturday, Oxford - "Oxford Center Fire Car Show,” 7th annual car show fundraiser, 4-8pm, at the main fire station, 484 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… Rain date = July 23rd… Show car pre-registration is $8 before July 10th; day of show $10, spectators free… Web site: http://www.oxfordcenterfire.com/ … Info contact: Neil 203-881-1411 or Neil@isilm.com …” webmaster’s note – We found the listing for this event online at the OldRide.com web site, at this specific page, where there is a lot more info about the event posted: http://www.oldride.com/events/8786971.html - suggest you check it out!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

JULY 22, 2017, Saturday, Eastford - "...The CVA's 4th Annual Frog Rock Gathering, from noon 'till 3pm... Address: 212 Pomfret Road (Route 44), Eastford, CT 06242... A social event for all VWs. Burgers, hot dogs, seafood, and ice cream available at the food stand. Next we head down the road to the Tri State Cruisers' Saturday night cruise from 3 'till dark, at the junction of Routes 169 and 101, Pomfret Center. For more info: please call Bill Arute 860-395-9964, bill@ctvwa.org or Brent St. Louis brent@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

JULY 23, 2017, Sunday, Guilford - "39th 'Time Machines' Antique Car Show/Swap Meet," 8-3, at Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT. Rain or shine. Show cars up to 1991. 125+ vendor spaces. 25 judged car classes; 3 trophies/class. Car Corral. Admission $4, seniors $3, under 12 free. Vehicle registration $10. Info: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=48895 ... Or: http://www.tbirdsofconn.org/timemach.html ... Or telephone: 203-235-6704... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

JULY 23, 2017, Sunday, New London – ALMOST the Season Opener (since we failed to get the ACTUAL Season Opener onto our calendar in time) for "Texas Roadhouse Roundup – 2nd Annual Car Show"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our local old car friend Car Waters (https://www.facebook.com/carl.waters.7) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Texas Roadhouse Roundup… We are hosting our 2nd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays, from 3pm to 8pm… June 25thJuly 23rdAugust 20thSeptember 17thOctober 15th (1pm to 4pm)… Car show located in New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… Bring this flyer to the Roadhouse before or after visiting the show for a free appetizer!... No cut off! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the Night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... Questions please call: Sally or Sandy 860-443-1392…” webmaster’s note – We went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server also, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017TexasRoadhouseRoundupNewLondonPoster.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

JULY 27, 2017, Thursday, Yantic – “Yantic River Inn Car Cruise," 5pm until dark, located on the premises of the Yantic River Inn, 270 West Town Street, Yantic, CT (half mile off I-395 or Route 2), telephone 860-887-4300… Visitors are encouraged to make a donation to the Norwich Animal Shelter, such as food, blankets, or towels. The Yantic River Inn will be hosting this car cruise and will offer the following amenities: outside grill, music, raffle… webmaster’s note – We heard about this event via a Facebook post from our friends the Southeastern Connecticut  Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), who posted the flyer from which we transcribed the above info (view the flyer online at: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20369203_1555851404437300_7580047838918895399_o.jpg?oh=bbce48e4b91dbbd02d085fd21e28976f&oe=59F461F9); quoting from their post from a couple of days ago: “…We have two great events coming up at the end of the week. First is the Cruise Night at the Yantic River Inn on Thursday, July 27th starting at 5:00pm. All are welcome and this is always a nice cruise night with music, great food, and a raffle for dinner at the restaurant. All the details are in the flyer and don’t forget to bring something to support the local animal shelter…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

JULY 28, 2017, Friday, Bozrah – Season Opener for the "Vintage Night at the Market – Classic Car Cruise at the Bozrah Farmers Market," 4-7pm, 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT… Looking for vintage cars… July 28th… August 25th… September 22nd… Music by The Pom…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info directly from the poster for this event that we received via Facebook from Lulu Baah - https://www.facebook.com/lulu.baah.3 - and we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017VintageNightAtTheBozrahFarmersMarketPoster.jpg ... Additional info – Please also be sure to view the official Bozrah Farmers Market web site at: https://www.bozrahfarmersmarket.org/ - and check them out (and be sure to “Like”) also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

JULY 28, 2017, Friday, Groton – "Bumper To Bumper Auto Parts of Groton Cruise Night," 5pm-onward... Bumper To Bumper is located at 1002 CT Route 12, Groton, CT 06340, telephone 860445-9706… webmaster’s note – We heard about this event via a Facebook post from our friends the Southeastern Connecticut  Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/); quoting from their post from a couple of days ago: “…Next is the monthly cruse night on Friday, July 28th, at Bumper-To-Bumper Auto Parts (1002 Route 12, across from the main road to the Sub Base). All makes and models are welcome, with no cut-off dates. The cruise starts at 5pm and the muscle cars, classics, antiques and hot rods come and go all evening. This is also a great cruise with hot dogs, baked beans, and cold beverages available for a charitable donation…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

JULY 29 MAY 29, 2017, Saturday Monday, Old Lyme - Lyme-Old Lyme Lions 13th Annual Memorial Day Classic Car Show, 9am-2pm, at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT. Info: http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/ ... *5/28/2017 UPDATE - We just heard (via a heads-up from our old car friend Clem Brown) that this event has been postponed due to weather, from May 29th to July 29th (a Saturday). Here is the direct quote from the official event page (http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/): "...PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2017 CAR SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING RAIN. THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY, JULY 29TH, AS PART OF THE OLD LYME MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL. SAME VENUE AND TIME..." We checked and the notice is also showing up on their official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/Lyme-Old-Lyme-Lions-Club-127674953981515/ ... And there you have it!...  *7/10/2017 UPDATE – We received a postcard in the mail just this past week from the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club with not only the previously announced revised date, but also a REVISED VENUE for the car show—the postcard notes: “NEW DATE! July 29th, 2017,” and then the next line notes: “Bee and Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT,” and with this phone number: “860-434-9044” (which we noticed was the phone number listed on the Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club’s web site “Contact US” page, http://lymeoldlymelions.org/contact-us/)... We then went to the “Memorial Day Car Show” official info page on the club’s web site (http://lymeoldlymelions.org/memorial-day-car-show/), and found confirmation of the Bee and Thistle as the revised venue for the event—quoting from the car show info page: “…PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2017 CAR SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SATURDAY, JULY 29TH, AS PART OF THE OLD LYME MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL, AND THE LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO THE BEE & THISTLE INN, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE FESTIVAL…” We also looked up the “Old Lyme Midsummer Festival” (http://www.oldlymemidsummerfestival.com/) and indeed found that the Antique Car Show was listed on its web site. Quoting car show details listed on the Midsummer Festival’s “schedule of events” page (http://www.oldlymemidsummerfestival.com/events.php): “…8:30am - 3pm: Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Club Antique Car Show Bee & Thistle Inn… Come enjoy a fun day of antique autos on the Bee and Thistle Inn lawn and support your community and vision-related charities as well. Check out well-preserved autos from pre-WWI through the Muscle Car era to the early 90s and get pick your favorite in over 12 different classes. $5.00 admission fee… Have an antique car? Register at: lymeoldlymelions.org. $10.00 entry per car. Plaques will be awarded to the first 100 cars. Cars should arrive after 8:30am. Final award at 2pm…” And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017; revised date due to weather-related postponement of the event was incorporated into this listing as of 5/28/2017; revised car show venue and additional related info were added to this event listing as of 7/10/2017)

JULY 29, 2017, Saturday, Norwich – NOT QUITE the Season Opener (since we failed to get the ACTUAL Season Opener onto our calendar in time) for "VFW Post 594 of Norwich Breakfast Cruise"… Quoting from the event notice that we found on the Dream Machines Classics car club’s July schedule page (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2017%20Schedules/july_2017.html): “…July 29, VFW Breakfast Cruise, 30 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich Industrial Park, Norwich, CT, 8am - 10am, $5 Breakfast Donations. Eggs Bacon or Sausage. Home fries. Pancakes. Coffee. Donuts, for more info call (860) 892-1400… (flyer link as follows) http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2017%20Photos/flyers/VFW2017%20cruise6.jpg … webmaster’s note – The flyer lists this event as happening on “the last Saturday of each month” (from June thru September), and there’s also a phone number provided on the flyer: 860-892-1400… Additional info – Please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the VFW Post 594 of Norwich Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Vfw594norwichct/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

JULY 29, 2017, Saturday, Bridgeport – Road Devils of Connecticut present "1st Annual Down To The Sound"… Quoting from the flyer for this event that our friend AJ from WPLR posted on his Facebook page (actual flyer at: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19702547_10154746632665509_1255426399467823799_n.jpg?oh=16143fcf0d6140d5364cb07f1966c0bb&oe=5A040FF5): “…Saturday, July 29th, 2017… Hot rods, live music, surf dance party in the sand, tabletop shuffleboard contest, go-go dancers and more!... 1st Annual Down To The Sound”… Featuring: Four Barrel Billy, The Curl Daddys, The BopThrills… Gates open 10am… Admission $5… Open to all cars… Norden Club, 4 Seabright Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605…” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

JULY 30, 2017, Sunday, Voluntown – “Cruise To Survive Car and Truck Show”… Quoting from the event notice that we found on the Dream Machines Classics car club’s July schedule page (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2017%20Schedules/july_2017.html): “…July 30, Cruise to Survive Car / Truck Show, Constitution Field, RT138, Voluntown, CT, 3pm - 7pm, $10 Registration Fee per Vehicle, $2 Donation for Admission, Trophies-1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each Class, Moonbounce, Facepainting, DJ, Food, Door Prizes… All proceeds to Benefit RIOCA ( RI OVARIAN CANCER ALLIANCE), for more info contact Belinda (860) 908-8274 or email bwiese286@sbcglobal.net …” webmaster’s note - Sounds awesome, and benefits a fantastic cause! We also found the official Facebook page for the event, which you can visit for more info (and make sure to give it a “Like” while you’re at it), at: https://www.facebook.com/Cruise-To-Survive-Car-Truck-Show-590036541158579/ - and there was also a poster for the event at thatFacebook page—the poster link is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19114046_790506897778208_7261245899402298553_n.jpg?oh=a38d4392916e42822a76b4e534f7be7c&oe=59FAA31F …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

AUGUST 4, 2017, Friday, North Branford – “…North Branford Potato and Corn Festival Cruise Night – Beautiful Cars and Motorcycles!...  Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:30 to 8:30pm, at Totoket Valley Park & Augur Farm, 290 Forest Road, North Branford, CT… Food, fun, and friends!... Music by DJ Anthony… $5 donation, charity TBD… Trophies for favorite cars & bikes… Rain or shine… After you’ve voted for your favorite cars and bikes, take the short walk over to our festival site and partake in the great events this area has to offer… Games, amusement rides, food vendors, craft vendors, and much more… Something for everyone!...” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the official cruise night event flyer that we found online at the Potato and Corn Festival web site—and we also made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/4August2017NorthBranfordPotatoAndCornFestCarsAndBikesCruise.JPG ... Additional info - Please be sure to check out the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival’s official web site for all the info you need about the entire event at: http://www.nbpotatofest.com/ - and also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/North-Branford-Potato-and-Corn-Festival-216613131703267/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

AUGUST 5, 2017, Saturday, Milford – Classic Car Show in Loving Memory of Emil, Saturday, August 5, 2017, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, at VFW Post 7788, located at 422 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT 06460 – Support Our Veterans… “…Annual Car Show in honor of my father. Celebrating his life. A tribute to his love of cars. I will always treasure our good times looking at cars together. He was my greatest blessing and joy, along with the beautiful memory of my mother and sister…”  Free admission, enjoy a great summer day… No entry fees, all makes, models, no cut-off year… Food, ice cream, music… Goodie bags, prizes, raffles, trophies… Contact information: Joanne (daughter), phone number 203-876-8991… “…Plan for sun, rain date to be announced for another day…” webmaster’s note – All of the above information was transcribed directly off of the printed Official Flyer for this event that was sent to us by our friend Joanne, in response to our inquiry. Joanne was so nice to send us along the flyer, and we need to try hard to make it to the event this year, which we’ve so far been unsuccessful at the previous years we’ve known about it. We are also very pleased to be able to help Joanne help spread the word about this event, that obviously means so much to her, and to honor the memory of her dear departed father, who passed along the love and appreciation of old cars. It doesn’t get any better than that. Thank you again Joanne!... Flyer - Here is the clickable link to the scan we made of the Official Flyer and uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/5August2017EmilMemorialClassicCarShowMilfordFlyer.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

AUGUST 5, 2017, Saturday, Fairfield – “…The Connecticut Seaport Car Club Presents The 3rd Annual Fairfield University Antique And Classic Car Show, at the Quick Center Campus, 9:00am to 3:00pm… All show vehicles welcome, no cut off year!... Large number of trophies to be awarded; First Selectman award… DJ music, great food provided by the Port 5 Naval Veterans… Honor guard ceremony at noon by Port 5 Naval Veterans… 200 dash plaques, great goodie bags… Vendors, vintage Good Humor ice cream truck with treats… Trivia, games, prizes… Vendors selling lots of cool items… Note: No preregistration this year—pay at the entrance… Rain date = 8/6…” webmaster’s note – The above event listing was transcribed directly from the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm - and there was also a link to the Official Flyer provided within the same listing: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/FairfieldUCarShow2017-A.jpg ... Additional info – Though not specifically noted in the text of the event listing, we noticed that show car registration of $15 and spectator admission of $5 was noted on the flyer. There are also detailed driving directions for how to get to the Fairfield U Quick Center listed on the flyer.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/7/2017)

AUGUST 6, 2017, Sunday, East Hampton – Belltown Antique Car Club’s 51st Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet, 8am to 3pm, Sunday, August 6, 2017, Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, off of Route 151, East Hampton, CT. All stock vehicles thru 1971 are welcome for judging; 1972 through 1982 autos and hot rods are welcome for display and admiration, no judging.  Info: Peter Christianson 860-267-8394 or Jon Grant 860-267-7507, or belltowncarclub@gmail.com or http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ or Belltown Antique Car Club, P.O. Box 211, East Hampton, CT 06424… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/10/2016)

AUGUST 6, 2017, Sunday, East Hartford – “…Classic Car Show, (a production of) Over the Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter and Cabela’s, benefitting The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp… Show is located at 475 East Hartford Blvd N. (next to Rentschler Field), East Hartford… 10 am – 2 pm… Among the displays: monster truck; kids in limo’s; military vehicles; and ‘EAGLE 1’ Rescue Helicopter… Dash plaques, auction table, driver prizes, trophies… Food at Cabela’s Restaurant… All years are welcome...  Cost: $10 per car, spectators free… Rain Date: 8/13/17. Contact: Tat 860 712-8716…”… webmaster’s note – This event notice was received via a 5/2/20017 e-mail from our friend Gordon Partridge of the Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, who produce this event along with the Cabela’s people, with the official announcement & info for the event, which we have transcribed here, 100% as-received, with no editing… Thanks very much Gordon and the OTHGCC, Eastern Chapter, for keeping us on the mailing list for this great-sounding event, benefiting a wonderful organization!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2017)

AUGUST 6, 2017, Sunday, Bethany – Park & Bark – Car, Truck, and Bike Show & Touch-A Truck, Family Fun Event… Quoting from the event page that we ran across online (https://us.eventbu.com/city/park-bark-car-truck-bike-show/4151723): “…Park & Bark - Car, Truck & Bike Show, Sunday, 06 August 2017… 'Park & Bark' With One Big Dog Animal Respite Fund Inc… Car, Truck & Bike Show, Touch-A-Truck Event To benefit Woodbridge Regional Animal Control Shelter Renovations and Construction!!!... AUGUST 6th 2017 -- MARK YOUR CALENDARS!... 11am - 3pm… BETHANY AIRPORT, 695 Amity Rd. Bethany CT … 9 Classes to be awarded & 1 over all best in show all to be presented by a special guest to be announced closer to event date!... All Makes & Models Welcome!... $10.00 Show Entry, $5.00 General Admission, Kids under 12 Free… MUSIC ~ FOOD VENDORS ~ 50/50 ~ & MORE…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

AUGUST 7, 2017, Monday, Killingworth – Car & Truck Cruise Night at Parmelee Farm – Monday, August 7th, hosted by Parmelee Farm Cruise Nights (https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/)… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/319040328542132/) that we ran across: “…Car & Truck lovers in and around the Killingworth area are meeting on Monday August 7th from 5-8 pm to show off cars & trucks that they own. If you have a car or truck, old or new, stock or modified, American or foreign, please join us...all are welcome. This event is Free. Lot's of cool cars & tucks to see!!!...” The location of Parmelee Farm is 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

AUGUST 8, 2017, Tuesday, Uncasville – NOT QUITE the Season Opener (since we failed to get the ACTUAL Season Opener onto our calendar in time) for "Dream Machine Classics Uncasville Home Depot Cruise Night 2017"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Home Depot Cruise Night 2017… Route 395 to Exit 79A to Route 32, ¼ mile south at Home Depot parking lot… 5:30 till 8:00pm… No rain dates… May 9thJune 13thJuly 11thAugust 8thSeptember 12th… Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts… www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the P’OM… NSRA safety inspections will be available at the cruise night… Hosted by the Dream Machine Classics Auto Club, 860-546-6113…”… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017UncasvilleHomeDepotCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

AUGUST 9, 2017, Wednesday, Groton – ALMOST the Season Opener (since we failed to get the ACTUAL Season Opener onto our calendar in time) for "Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes Summer Car Cruise Nights"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Summer Car Cruise   Nights… July 12August 9September 13… 5:00pm – 8:00pm… 124 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT… All makes & models…” There is other info on the flyer that is not related to the event (Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes is a housing company), plus this telephone number, which might be useful if you needed to call about the cruise nights: 860-448-4505… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017GrotonBalfourBeattyCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

AUGUST 12, 2017, Saturday, Branford – “Excelerate Performance Cars and Coffee,” 9am to 12pm, sponsored by Willoughby's Coffee and Tea, and event held at Excelerate Performance, 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT 06405... Info: 203-483-6100... Quoting from the Hemmings event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50437): "...CARS & COFFEE :: Come Talk Cars AND Drink Local Coffee With Us. We invite you to a new standing event at Excelerate Performance: OUR very own Cars & Coffee. Come talk cars with people who are passionate about all things automotive AND drink some java made by people who are passionate about all things coffee. And do so right here at our very own facility. Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee & Tea, will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the world's finest beans and we will be hosting the get together at our facility on 12 Sycamore Way in Branford, CT from 9 AM to 12 PM on several dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. To see some of the dates set thus far see the schedule listed below. All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. This event is also family friendly..." Additional info - Here's the Excelerate Performance Facebook page (be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

AUGUST 13, 2017, Sunday, Branford – “The 6th Annual AJs Car Show at Branhaven”… Quoting from a recent Facebook post by our friend the noted radio personality and local gearhead AJ (https://www.facebook.com/aj.man.18) from WPLR: “…Write this date down!... The 6th Annual AJ’s Car Show at Branhaven Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram will be on Sunday, August 13th!... Please come, bring your cars, no cutoff…” We also uploaded a screen shot of AJ’s Facebook post--that included a shot of his famous hot rod Fairlane parked out in front of the Branhaven dealership building (photo presumably from a previous AJ’s show that was held there)—click on the following link to view it:  http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/13August2017The6thAnnualAJsCarShowAtBranhavenBranford.JPG…    Sounds awesome to us! The AJ’s Shows are always a great time, and AJ does a great job as Master of Ceremonies! We also greatly appreciate the gracious hospitality of the Branhaven dealership folks (http://www.branhaven.com/ - and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/branhaven/) who clear out their entire front lot to allow this show to happen! Amazing job! We do hope to make it back to this always fun event this year! Thanks again AJ & Branhaven for making it happen!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

AUGUST 13, 2017, Sunday, Middletown – “Fast and Furriest Charity Car Show,” Sunday, August 13th, 10am to 3pm, at Middletown High School, 200 LaRosa Road, Middletown, CT 06457… Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798530703506477/ … This event is benefiting “Cat Tales, Inc.”, a non-profit rescue, based right in Middletown: https://www.facebook.com/Cat-Tales-Inc-122719749558/ and/or:http://www.cattalesct.org/ … and this appears to be the web site’s dedicated info page for the 2017 car show: http://www.cattalesct.org/fast-and-furriest-car-show/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/6/2017)

AUGUST 19, 2017, Saturday, East Haven – “The Village at Mariner’s Point Annual Classic Car Show Benefiting The Alzheimer’s Association,” Saturday, August 19th… (Rain date = Saturday August 26th), 10am to 2pm, at The Village at Mariner’s Point, 111 South Shore Drive, East Haven, CT… Music by The Boys of Doo Wop… 50/50 raffle, trophies, basket raffles… Food available to purchase… $10 fee per car to enter… Proceeds to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association… Call Megan at 203-467-0067 x15, or Bill 203-671-3866…” webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Megan Padden, who is Program Director at Mariner's Point in East Haven, who sent us along via snail mail a copy of the Official Flyer for this great sounding Alzheimer's Association Benefit Annual Classic Car Show! We made sure to scan the flyer and upload it to our server also, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/19Aug2017VillageAtMarinersPointEHAlzBenefitShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts - I have yet to make it to this show (that I believe has been held annually in past years), but hoping to do so this year! It happens in a very beautiful area in East Haven, close to the water! This is what summertime is all about! Thanks again Megan!…  Additional info – Here’s the Village at Mariner’s Point web site map & directions page for your info: http://www.benchmarkseniorliving.com/senior-living/ct/east-haven/the-village-at-mariner-s-point/map-directions – and make sure to visit and “Like” their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/VillageMarinersPoint/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2017)

AUGUST 20, 2017, Sunday, Branford – “Branford Rotary Classic Car Show,” hosted by the Branford Rotary Club, 11am to 3pm, to be held at Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, 51 Valley Road, North Branford, CT 06471. Quoting from the Facebook official event site (https://www.facebook.com/events/1173058886173493/): “…The Branford Rotary Club hosts its 4th Annual “Classic Car Show” on Sun Aug 20, 2017 from 11AM–3PM, at Van Wilgen's Garden Center, North Branford, to benefit the Club’s charitable events and organizations in honor and support of veterans, including the “Take-A-Vet Fishing”, an annual Veterans' Day luncheon and US Marine Justin Eldridge Children’s Education Fund… This event anticipates over 150 Classic Cars with raffle prizes and trophies awarded. Spectator admission is free at this family event which will include fabulous cars and live music featuring "The Sin Sisters Band". Food and beverages available… For sponsorships or more info please visit: http://www.branfordrotary.org/or email carshow@branfordrotary.org. Classic Car entrants can register at the door for $10 per show car…” Additional info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Branford Rotary Club’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BranfordRotaryClub/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/10/2017)

AUGUST 20, 2017, Sunday, Oxford – Colonial Tavern's "5th Annual Barefoot Summer Fest & 7th Annual Classic Car Show," 11am to 4pm, at Colonial Tavern, 24 Hawley Road, Oxford, CT 06478... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/898932626936715/): "...Annual Summer Festival & Classic Car Show... Family-friendly event... Firedog Food Truck on site & Concession stand run by CT Partnership with fried dough, popcorn, ice cream, and bottled water... The WPLR STREET TEAM will be here from 1-3pm, and AJ Man from Chaz & AJ will be one of the car show judges!... Event hosted by Colonial Tavern... Fork in the Road sponsor Liberty Bank... Beer Garden brought to you by Earthworks Excavating & Landscaping... Ticket Booth sponsors ION Bank & Connecticut Professional Water... Children's Courtyard brought to you by Modern Metal Finishing... LIVE MUSIC by the Michael Brandon Band all day, brought to you by Connecticut Community Foundation... Car Show Crossing brought to you by the Law Office of Karen A. Fisher... Burn-out pit brought to you by Seymour Lions Club - winner gets a gift card to Tire Shak!... Trophy sponsors Daddio's Used Auto Parts and Falcioni Painting... Under 10 FREE, Ages 10&up $5 per person... Classic Car Advance registration $10... Classic Car registration day of $15... All proceeds benefit Connecticut Partnership for Children, Inc. a 501c3 organization dedicated to supporting low-income children throughout the state..." Sounds cool!... Additional info - Please be sure to visit and "Like" Colonial Tavern's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/colonialtavernct/ ... (this  event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

AUGUST 20, 2017, Sunday, Wallingford – “Yankee Chapter of the BCA Car Show”… Quoting from the Hemmings official event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50368): “…Yankee Chapter of the BCA Car Show, August 20, 2017, 9:00am to 3:00pm… Yankee Chapter All Buick Car Show… Open to all Buick models up to 2000… Dash plaques and goodie bags for first 70 cars… Sponsored by (& show located at) Wallingford Buick GMC, 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492… $10 car registration, free for spectators… More info: http://www.yankeechapterbca.org or 203-537-2408…” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

AUGUST 26, 2017, Saturday, Meriden – "Miller Memorial Community’s Fifth Annual Car Show to Benefit Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care”... Quoting from the note accompanying the official event flyer that our friend Linda Purcell from the Miller Memorial Community (http://www.millercommunity.org/) organization of Meriden sent along to us, in a snail mail correspondence postmarked June 22, 2017: “…Hi Steve, Enclosed is a flyer for our show on August 26th. If you could put this on your listing it would be much appreciated… Thanks again, Linda…” Thanks Linda—we are glad to help spread the word about your GREAT-sounding car enthusiast event, benefiting a GREAT cause! We went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer that Linda sent us, so that you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/26Aug2017MillerMemorialMeridenCarShowFlyer.jpg - and here’s a transcription of all of the info from the flyer: “… Miller Memorial Community, Inc., 360 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450… Car Show – Fifth Annual Event… $10 car entry… Come join us on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017), from 11:00am to 3:00pm… Raffles, DJ, trophies, food, fun & much more… 14 vendors… *No cut off date*… ‘We are a not-for-profit organization, and any money that is raised will go towards our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Neighborhood. Not only will you have a great time, but will be supporting a great cause! If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Linda Purcell at 203-237-8815 ext. 309… Hope to see you there!’…” (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/30/2017)

AUGUST 26, 2017, Saturday, Plainville – “33rd Annual Plainville Volunteer Firefighters Hot Air Balloon Fest Car Show”… Quoting from the Hemmings official event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50545): “…33rd Annual Plainville Volunteer Firefighters Hot Air Balloon Fest and Car Show… August 25 to August 27, 2017… Enjoy classic cars, great food, vendors, music, hot air balloon displays and MORE. The car show will be from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 26th. A $10 donation per show car goes to The Memorial Scholarship Fund and we will have 7 trophies to hand out at the conclusion fo the show. Free dash plaques for the first 100 show cars; no pre-registration required… Location: 1-15 Norton Park road off of Route 177, Plainville, CT 06062…” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

AUGUST 26, 2017, Saturday, Middlefield – "...CVA & CT CORSA’s 'Air-Cooled at the Orchard'... Address: Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455, from 9 to 3. (Rain date August 25th)... This show is open to all air-cooled Volkswagens and Corvairs... $10 for show cars, general admission free!... No vending... For more info contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

AUGUST 27, 2017, Sunday, Plantsville – “CT Road Lancers Car Show at The Summit”… Quoting from the Hemmings official event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50148): “…Car Show, August 27, 2017, 11am to 3pm… Car Show hosted by The Summit at Plantsville and the CT Road Lancers… Vendors, food trucks, die cast car sellers, crafts, all wanted… No admission or entry fee… Cars to 1986… Sponsored by The Summit at Plantsville and the CT Road Lancers, to be held at The Summit, 261 Summit Street, Plantsville, CT 06422… More info: 860-628-0364…” … (this event was added to this calendar as of7/12/2017)

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017, Sunday, Guilford - OSTC Car Show 'The Comeback,' 9am to 5pm, at Moroso Performance Products, Inc., 80 Carter Drive, Guilford, CT 06437. Hosted by the Old School Toyota Car Club of Bridgeport. Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1882073565405926/ - and also check out (and "Like") the OSTC's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Old-School-Toyota-Car-Club-of-Bridgeport-CT-117242945031586/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2017)

SEPTEMBER 5-10, 2017, Tuesday-Sunday, Brimfield (MASSACHUSETTS) - Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, Brimfield, Massachusetts. NOTE: This is not an automotive-related event, but a very big, very popular general antiques event with folks all around New England, so we are happy to bring this listing to you as a courtesy. Info: http://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017, Saturday, Guilford - "...’2nd Annual Guilford Hockey Car Show,’... Sponsored by Horton Group… September 9, 2017 (rain date September 10, 2017)… Gates open 9:00am; judging at 2:00pm… Located at Guilford High School, 605 New England Road… A portion of the proceeds will go to Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research… All vehicles welcome! Car show entry fee $10. Beautifully paved lot at the New High School! Dash plaques and gift bags for the first 250 cars! Trophies, food trucks, music, much more! Spectator admission 1 @ $3, 2 @ $5, kids under 6 free!... For info & to register visit www.ghscarshow.com …” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above off of a flyer that was posted online by our friends at Connecticut Cruise News, and also uploaded a copy of that flyer to our server, were it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/9Sept2017GuilfordHockeyCarShow-CTCruiseNews.jpg … And later we found that there was also a similar-looking (but different graphics—more “hockey-centric”) flyer posted on Facebook, which we also made a copy of and uploaded to our server, so that you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/9Sept2017GuilfordHockeyCarShowFlyer-FACEBOOK.jpg ... Sounds cool, the venue is “right in our back yard,” and the event benefits a couple of very wonderful-sounding causes—what’s not to like?!?!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/7/2017)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, Sunday, Deep River - "...The Deep River Fire Department’s ‘4th Annual Antique Automobile Extravaganza,’... at Devitt Field, 15 Southworth Street, Deep River, CT 06417, 9am to 2pm… ‘…If it has wheels, it’s Welcome!... Join the Deep River Fire Department at their 4th Annual Antique Automobile Extravaganza (#DRFDAAE). Antique vehicles, fire trucks, motorcycles, mega-trucks, tractors, and a full day of fun. Plus a flea market! It’s an Extravaganza!...’…” webmaster's note – We transcribed all of the above information directly from the applicable Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/404083359944545/ - and there’s also a main DRFDAAE page on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DRFDAAE/ - and for your additional information, here is the Deep River Fire Department’s own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dept5/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/22/2017)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, Sunday, South Glastonbury - The Central Connecticut Region AACA Annual Car Show, at the Elks Club in South Glastonbury. webmaster’s note – We saw the date for this event listed in the March 2017 issue of the Central CT Region AACA’s official newsletter “The Distributor,” and will bring you more information about this event, as it becomes available. Rain date was also noted to be Sunday, September 24th, 2017. More info: www.cenconnaaca.org … *7/5/2017 UPDATES – We received a very nice note dated 7/3/2017, from Carol Phelan (hopscotch77@sbcglobal.net) of the Central CT Region AACA’s Publicity Committee, which contained a lot of good detailed information about this event, that we are very pleased to add to this event listing. Quoting from Carol’s e-mail: “…Hello, Steve, Hope this email finds you enjoying this lovely, early Summer's day.  Hope it holds up for the holiday tomorrow!... Here's the updated information for the CCR-AACA's September 10th, 2017 43rd Annual Meet for your Event Calendar. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help in publicizing our event!... Sincerely, Mrs. Carol Phelan, CCR-AACA Publicity Committee, Home:  860.646.3114 -- E-mail:  hopscotch77@sbcglobal.net … ‘…The Central Connecticut Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America's 43rd Annual Auto & Truck Meet will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glastonbury Elk's Club, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073.  (Rain Date - September 24, 2017)… This is a typical car show with Antiques, Sports Cars, Street Rods, Trucks, Fire Trucks and Production Vehicles.   Show Cars $10, Spectators $5 per car, Flea Market, Food, 63 Trophies, Dash Plaques to the first 250 cars. All years and makes welcome. Pre-1928 vehicles free. Hagerty Youth Judging Program for kids 8 to 14 to encourage their interest in the antique car hobby. The kids will learn some interesting judging skills and then will use these new skills to award a trophy to a vehicle of their choice. Bring the kids and grandkids to this great event! See our show flyer at cenconnaaca.org (webmaster’s note – Here’s the actual hyperlink to the flyer, that we found at the Central CT Region AACA’s web site: http://cenconnaaca.org/Pics/Car%20show%20ad%202017.pdf). For further information, contact Nick 860.828.1643 or Bob 860.690.2378 or rwhand@snet.net ...’...” Sounds great—thank you Carol for the very good event details that we are very pleased to add to this event listing—and we hope to make it to this show this year also!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2017; updated event details received from the organizers were added to this listing as of 7/5/2017)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, Sunday, Newtown – “…Newtown Reach Kids Car Show, at the Newtown Fairfield Hills Campus, 8am to 4pm… Save the Date: Newtown Reach Kids Car Show, back this year for our 3rd annual; this was voted one of the area’s best car shows last year… Live music, great food, trivia games, prizes… Two DJs: DJ Dom and Mr. Car Show Seth… Bigger and even better this  year. Be one of the first 125 cars and get the new Greatest Car Cruise CD Volume 3 free; still asking for Vol. #1 and #2… Over 50 big beautiful trophies (see the video)… New expanded grass and pavement parking… Reach Newtown – Connecting Kids and Building Relationships that Change Lives… Fairfield Hills Complex: CT Route 84 Exit 11 east & west, also Route 25, see signs… Newtown, CT, everyone’s welcome, no cut off years, hot rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, and special interest cars welcome, only $10… Spectators entrance by donation… We will honor our Vets Ceremony once again, with support from CT Seaport Car Club, the Port 5 Naval Veterans, Round Town Cruisers, and Cruisin’ East Car Club… Need info now? Email Sethdoug@aol.com or http://www.reachnewtown.org/ or call Chairman Seth Carley 203-268-2303 or cell 203-520-1457… Wow, watch this video of last year’s Reach Car Show—don’t miss out on a great car show, come join us this year… Check out the UTube video link below to view our video from last year’s show! Be sure to join us! See you in the video—click below: https://vimeo.com/209468232 ... “ webmaster’s note – The above event listing was transcribed directly from the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm ...  Additional thoughts – Very cool video too, as indicated in the event listing—you should definitely check it out! Very nice job by Show Chairman Seth Carley, all the car clubs, and everyone involved with this event, that benefits a wonderful cause!.... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/7/2017)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, Sunday, East Haven - "The 23rd Annual East Haven Fall Festival Car Show," 9am to 3pm, at the East Haven Town Green, Main, Street, East Haven, CT 06512, sponsored by Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484... Quoting from the official Hemmings event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=49607): "...The 23rd Annual East Haven Fall Festival Car Show sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484, Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the East Haven Town Green, Main Street... Music/raffle/food booths/kiddy rides and lots of trophies... $10 entry fee... Contact Dom 203-494-3702... No Pre-registration required... Directions: From I-95 North use exit 51, at second light turn right, at next light you're there... From I-95 South use exit 52, turn left off ramp, at fourth light turn left, follow two blocks to Town Green..." Contacts for more info: Dom Onofrio 203-494-3702, Butch 203-710-5101..." Additional info - Here's the VVA Chapter #484 official web page for more info about the organization: https://vva.org/chapter/vva-chapter-484/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, Sunday, Westbrook - "...The CVA’s 13th Annual Volks-Meet... Address: Westbrook Elks Club, 142 Seaside Ave., Westbrook, CT 06498... Show is open to all VW and German cars. Dash plaques and goody bags to the first 100 cars, event held rain or shine. Directions, I-95 north/south, take Exit65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave. Time: 9am – 2pm, $10 for show cars,  $20 swap space, general admission free!  Check out our website for hotel and offsite camping accommodations, or contact  Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvw.org  or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more information..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017, Saturday, Cheshire - Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace and Car Show... Quoting from the e-mail we received dated 7/15/2017, from our friend Joe Fernandez (carnutjoef@hotmail.com) of the Constitution State Classics Car Club: "...Cheshire Fall Festival and Marketplace and Car Show… Date: September 16, 2017… Location: Bartlem Park, Route 10, Cheshire… Fall Festival starts at 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Car Show 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm . All makes, models and years welcomed, $10.00 Entry Fee for Show Cars, Fifteen Trophies Awarded, car show participants eligible for door prizes, 50/50 Raffle and Goody Bags for Show Car Participants. Also Kiwanis Club Carnival, Musical Entertainment all Day, Food Court, Farmers Market, Vendor Booths, Craft Show and Free Parking at Cheshire High School. Car Show Sponsored by the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce, Richard Chevrolet and the Constitution State Classics Car Club. For additional information go to the Cheshire Chamber web site www.cheshirechamber.com, or contact Joan Nardello at 203-272-2345, and Joe Fernandez at 203-694-9249..." Awesome--thanks Joe!... Additional info - We also found a Hemmings event listing for the Cheshire Fall Festival and Car show online at: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=50300 ... The Hemmings event listing also included a copy of the flyer, which is viewable at: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/59321587-0-0.jpg?rev=1 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/17/2017)

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Haddam – “…The Tobacco Valley Flywheelers’ Annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show, at Haddam Meadows State Park, 820 Route 154/Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT. All day the 16th & 17th… Free admission, free parking… Good food available all day, tractor rides, hay rides, large operating displays, farm tractors, farm machinery, steam engines & equipment, hobby-related flea market, hit & miss engines (running), stock pre-WW-II cars and trucks welcome!... Friends of the Valley Railroad will be giving rail car rides…” Online flyer: http://www.oldengine.org/members/tvf/Fall2017Show.pdf - and also find out more about the Tobacco Valley Flywheelers at their web site: http://www.oldengine.org/members/tvf/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2017)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017, Sunday, West Haven - "…’…4th Annual Car & Truck Show – A Charity Event to Benefit The Building Fund for The Fisher House on the Grounds of the Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven, CT’… The Friends of Fisher House need our help with funding to build this much needed facility so that we can help our warriors who help us!... fisherhousect.org …  Show date: Sunday, 9/17/2017 @ 10am–2pm… Rain date = Sunday, 9/24/2017 @ 10am-2pm… Sponsored by and show location: West Haven Italian American Club, 85 Chase Lane, West Haven, CT 06516, whitalianamericanclub.com … Public Donations Welcome… $10 donation to enter any classic car or truck… Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, and water… People’s choice award trophies, raffles, 50/50… Commemorative dash plaques to the first 150 entries… Thanks to your donations, this event has raised over $20,000 for the building fund in just three short years—PLEASE continue to help support our Veterans!...” webmaster’s note – All of the above verbiage was transcribed from the electronic copy of the Official Flyer that our friend Sue Decker from the Blood Sweat and Gears car club (www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com) forwarded to us just a couple of days ago—thanks again Sue! We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17September2017BSGsFisherHouseWestHavenShow.jpg … Great job by Sue and all of the Blood Sweat and Gears folks with all the fantastic work they do making this show happen, year after year, supporting a fantastic cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2017)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017, Sunday, East Haven - “…September 17, East Haven, 7th Annual Our Lady of Pompeii Car Show - Classic/ Trucks/ Muscle - All are welcome. Hosted by KOC Council # 11245 - 355 Foxon Rd. - Show hours 8AM - 1PM; First & Third Awards; Dash Plaques for first 100 cars. Breakfast & Lunch available…” webmaster’s note – We have attempted to contact the organizers directly to try and obtain a copy of the official flyer; if and when we hear anything back we’ll do our best to update this listing. For now, we have no other corroboration of the info provided, as originally seen on the SpecialInterest.com web site (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/5/2017)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017, Sunday, Old Saybrook - "...Summer in Old Saybroook - Classic Car Show, Sunday, September 17, 11am-3pm, Old Saybrook Shopping Center, 105 Elm Street... (Produced by) Old Saybrook Connecticut Chamber of Commerce... (Info number to call) 860-388-3266..." webmaster's note - We were leafing through the Friday, July 7th, 2017 issue of Shoreline Times (http://www.shorelinetimes.com/) and ran across the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce (http://www.oldsaybrookchamber.com/) display ad that included this car show listing, and made sure to take a picture and upload it--the clickable link to see the ad is at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17September2017OldSaybrookChamberCarShowPage5Of7July2017SLTimes.JPG - and all of the above info was transcribed directly from it... Additional info - Be sure to check out the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce's web site at: http://www.oldsaybrookchamber.com/ - and also be sure to visit (and "Like") their Facebook page also, at: https://www.facebook.com/oldsaybrookchamber/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/8/2017)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017, Sunday, BethlehemRoaring 20’s 47th Annual Antique And Classic Car Club 2017 Car Show & Swap Meet… “…NEW LOCATION!!  Join The Roaring 20’s as we kick off our 47th Antique and Classic Car Show and Swap meet at the beautiful Bethlehem, Connecticut Fairgrounds on Sunday, 9/17/2017... Rain Date 9/24/2017. Gates open at 8:00 AM. Admission: $10 for Show Cars (includes Car and Driver), Spectators $5 each, under 12 free. NEW Cut-off year is 1979! Classics, Trucks, Hot Rods, Street Rods, Customs, Military Vehicles and Fire Engines. Trophies will be awarded by the Roaring 20s and Connecticut Street Rod judging committees. Car Corral $40 per space, large Swap Meet, $40 per space, many food vendors.  No pets or alcohol. For more information, please visit our official web site for more information: www.roaring20s.club. Sponsored in part by Hagerty Classic Car Insurance and Daddio’s Used Auto Parts, Seymour CT…” webmaster’s note - Quoting from Bob D’Amico’s (carjudge@gmail.com) e-mail of 5/29/2017 (subject line: “2017 Roaring 20s Antique and Classic Car Show”), that had the event listing and flyer copies attached: “…Hi Steve!...Would you kindly post our 2017 Roaring 20s Show information to your site? I have also attached our 2017 flyer.   We are officially out of the Southbury Training School and our 47th Show will be at our new location, the Bethlehem Fairgrounds… Many thanks, Bob D'Amico…” Thank you, Bob! And we also went ahead and uploaded both sides of the Official Flyer that Bob provided, and you can view them now at the following clickable links: Flyer Page 1 = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17Sept2017Roaring20sBethlehemFlyerSide1.jpg - and Flyer Page 2 = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/17Sept2017Roaring20sBethlehemFlyerSide2.jpg ... Thanks again Bob and Roaring 20’s for the info!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/29/2017)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, Saturday, New Britain - "Klingberg Cars & Coffee for 2017," at the Klingberg Family Centers campus, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT, 8am to 10am, no charge. Info: http://klingbergautoshow.org/klingberg-vintage-motorcar-festival-2013/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, Saturday, New Britain - "The 11th Annual New Britain Downtown District Car Show"… Quoting from the e-mailed announcement we received from our old car friend Matt Wilk (mattwilk@ymail.com), dated 3/24/2017: “…Hi Steve. Is winter ever going to end? None the less I am ‘gearing’ up for our September car show. Below is the listing I wish you to add to your calendar…. ‘…Saturday, September 23, 2017 - The 11th Annual New Britain Downtown District Car Show welcomes all years of classic and special interest vehicles.  Located in New Britain Central Park opposite City hall. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A DJ, door prizes, trophies, and food for purchase available. A $10 donation and 50/50 raffle benefits the Police Explorer Scouts. Vendors contact Gerry at 860-229-0878, exhibitors call Matt at 860-371-0868…’…” Sounds awesome, and thank you for keeping us on the mailing list, Matt!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/24/2017)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017, Saturday, East Hampton - "Gasket Goons Junkpile Jam," at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, East Hampton, CT, 9am 'till ?... Quoting from the OldRide.com event page (http://www.oldride.com/events/3351451.html): "...Gasket Goons 8th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet. 26 Quarry Hill Rd East Hampton CT, at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds... Music, food, vendors, swap meet area, and valve cover racing. September 23, 2017, 9 am till? Rain date September 24... Date moved from July--too HOT--same place. Contact Pat 860-778-8033 or Lou 860-342-0080...." (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017, Sunday, Rocky Hill – “…‘12th Annual Benefit for Rocky Hill Food Pantry Car Show’… Sunday, September 24th (rain date October, 1st), 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at Michel Angelo's Plaza, 825 Cromwell Ave. (Rt. 3), Rocky Hill. Show car entry fee is $10.00 worth of non-perishable food or $10.00 cash.  Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome. Trophies will be awarded, food will be available, oldies music played and selected giveaways will be offered. For additional information call Kevin at 860-721-7655 or the Connecticut Street Legends at 860-383-6131… www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017, Saturday, Chester – “…3rd Annual Cruise, Blues & Brews Car Show… Join Connecticut’s fastest growing festival where Cars are the Stars! Saturday, September 30, 2017 (Rain date = Sunday, October 1st), 10am to 4pm, at Chester Fairgrounds… Car exhibitor arrivals: 8am to 9:30am… $15 donation plus $1.50 processing charge), includes driver and navigator… All proceeds benefit At-Risk Boys Fund Community Foundation of Middlesex County… Fast track your entry by registering your car online at: www.atriskboysfund.org … Include the make, model, and year of your car… Bring family and friends to enjoy the most complete family festival of the season!... Hundreds of antique & unique cars, live performances by CT’s top blues bands, food court with a variety of up-scale food trucks, locally brewed beer on tap, market place of vendors, kids play area, trophies, games, prizes, and surprises… Presenting sponsor: The Day; additional support provided by: Events magazines, Essex Printing, Xplore… For additional information and registration visit atriskboysfund.org… Cruise Blues & Brews 2017, Chester Fair Grounds, 11 Kirtland Terrace, Chester, CT 06412… Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization… A Great Time for a Great Cause!...” webmaster’s note – We found the Official Flyer for this event posted online, which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from—we also uploaded copies of both sides of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable links: Flyer side A = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/30September2017CruiseBluesBrewsPosterSideA.jpg … and Flyer side B = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/30September2017CruiseBluesBrewsPosterSideB.jpg ... Additional info – We did a little bit of online searching and found the Official Event page at the At Risk Boys Fund web site: http://www.atriskboysfund.org/3rd-annual-cruise-blues--brews-event.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/5/2017)

OCTOBER 1, 2017, Sunday, Stratford – EARLY HEADS UP for the Sikorsky Aircraft Classic Car Show, at Sikorsky Aircraft, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 ... webmaster’s note – We have some “insider trading” info for now that the date has been set for this year’s Sikorsky Car Show, and we did not want to wait to get at least this “placeholder” listing in place on our calendar, so that at least folks will know the date that it’s going to happen… We will of course be updating this listing with lots more info about the event, as it becomes available…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/9/2017)

OCTOBER 1, 2017, Sunday, Plainfield – “…7th Annual Karz on the Flats Car Show, Sunday, October 1st, 10am until 3pm, Stanton Equipment, Route 12, Plainfield, CT… Rain date = October 8th… Registration starts at 10am; judging from 12:30 to 2pm; awards 2:30pm… Vehicle registration $5; donations also welcomed… Music—DJ Marty providing the music, raffle prizes, food, fun for the whole family… Come on down and check out all the hot rods, muscle cars, classics, and more! All are welcome—no cut-off dates… For more information call Leon Lefevre 860-230-5474, Bob Loiselle 860-779-6171, Lucien Boutin 860-710-5895… For the latest information on events, postponements, and cancellations, check us out on: https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/ (webmaster’s note – And don’t forget to “Like” them on Facebook also—which helps to keep you on their mailing list for updates)… Also check us out at http://www.secmc.com/ … No alcohol or burn outs please… All proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center…” webmaster’s note – The above is a full transcription of all of the information provided on the Official Flyer for this event, that our old car friend Clem Brown sent to us via e-mail. I also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link:  http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/1October2017KarsOnTheFlatsPlainfieldPoster.jpg ... And here’s the nice cover note dated 6/29/2017 that Clem (lxxvtr6@aol.com) sent, which had the flyer enclosed as an electronic attachment: “…Hi Steve - another request to post our Annual 'Karz on the Flats Car Show' in the SAAC Calendar. This is the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club's annual show which brings in almost half of our annual donation to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. All the info is in the attached flyer. As with all our events, all makes and models are invited with no cut-off dates… Thanks in advance, Clem…” Thank YOU, Clem, for keeping us on the mailing list for info about your great-sounding car event—that importantly benefits an exceptionally great cause! GREAT JOB by Clem and all of the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club folks making it happen!!!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/30/2017)

OCTOBER 1, 2017, Sunday, New Hartford – Cartoberfest 2017, 10am to 3pm, at Hurley Park on the River, 37 Greenwoods Road (off Route 44), New Hartford, CT 06057… “For the 12th year, great friends are gathering with cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc., to have a great time and benefiting the New Hartford Volunteer Fire & Rescue… All welcome—if you love your ride, show it…” Sponsored by Time Was of New Hartford… More info: http://www.oldride.com/events/1712323.html ... webmaster’s note – Awesome job by Mike O’Brien for so many years organizing this event—be sure to check out his company, “Time Was Garage,” on Facebook (and while you’re there, give it a “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/TimeWasGarage/ … Additional info – Just found the official Facebook event page for Cartoberfest 2017 also, online at: https://www.facebook.com/events/649989381854564/ - be sure to indicate your interest there (there is a button to click on that says “interested”) so that you can stay up on news & announcements for the show!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2017)

OCTOBER 4-7, 2017, Wednesday-Saturday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) – 2017 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet, a.k.a.: “Hershey Holy Week,” hosted by the AACA Hershey Region, held on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center, in Hershey, PA… Info: http://www.hersheyaaca.org/fallmeet.html ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2017)

OCTOBER 7, 2017, Saturday, Branford – “…Branford Yacht Club Car & Truck Show to Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project, at Branford Yacht Club (main parking lot), 39 Goodsell Point Road, Branford, CT, 10am to 2pm… Rain date = October 8th… Donation $10 per car (includes burger or hot dog, chips, and drink, for driver)… Spectators = Free entrance to show (a $5 donation per adult is appreciated for the Wounded Warrior Project)… Music, 50/50 raffle, trophies, huge parking lot, food… All car clubs, makes & models are welcome… For info contact: Bill at wcapozzi@comcast.net or Frank at telman3042@aol.com …” webmaster’s note – We originally saw this event notice appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site and wrote to the event contacts—a short time later, we received a nice e-mail from Frank Wojcik (telman3042@aol.com), complete with an electronic copy of the Official Flyer, which is where all of the above info was transcribed directly from—plus we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/7October2017BranfordYachtClubCarShowFlyer.jpg … Thanks again Frank for your help, and great job by you and everyone, organizing this local show in a beautiful location, and benefiting a positively fantastic cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/5/2017)

OCTOBER 7, 2017, Saturday, Willington – “…‘15th Annual Willington Car Show’… Saturday, October 7th (rain dates October 8th or 14th), 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Willington Town Green located on Rt. 74. Presented by the Town of Willington and the Connecticut Street Legends. This show supports the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation. A donation will be made to the Foundation which provides college scholarships to the children of Marines and Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died while serving our country. The show car fee is $10.00. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 show cars and trophies will be awarded. Classics (domestic & foreign), Street Rods, Customs, Antiques, Old and New muscle welcome. Trophies will be awarded, food will be available and oldies music played. Directions: Take I-84 to exit 69, turn onto Rt. 74 towards Willington, follow Rt. 74 approximately 2.5 miles, the town green will be on your left. For information call Joe at 860-429-5475 or the Connecticut Street Legends at 860-383-6131… www.connecticutstreetlegends.org or www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …” webmaster’s note – This info is from the CT Street Legends’ “shows” page: http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html (where the following notation is very conspicuously noted: “No Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2017 Shows!”) - and also as per heads-up published via Facebook by Mark French (https://www.facebook.com/MCamench)... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/30/2017)

OCTOBER 7-8, 2017, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester - The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association's Zagray Farm Museum Fall Show, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road (Route 85), Colchester, CT, 11am-3pm both days... Info: http://www.qvea.org/resources/fall-show-flyer-2017.pdf or http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2017)

OCTOBER 8, 2017, Sunday, Wethersfield - “…Annual Car Show - A Fundraiser for the Wethersfield Police Cadets… Cove Park, Wethersfield (next to DMV)… Presented by Over the Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, and the Wethersfield Police Department… 10am – 2 pm…  Dash plaques, trophies, food, DJ… Cost: $10 per car, spectators free… Rain date: 10/22/17…  Contact: Norberto 860 721-2763, Tat 860 712-8716…”… webmaster’s note – This event notice was received via a 5/2/20017 e-mail from our friend Gordon Partridge of the Over The Hill Gang Car Club, Eastern Chapter, who produce this event along with the Wethersfield Police Department, with the official announcement & info for the event, which we have transcribed here, 100% as-received, with no editing… Thanks very much Gordon and the OTHGCC, Eastern Chapter, for keeping us on the mailing list for this great-sounding event, benefiting a wonderful organization!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2017)

OCTOBER 15, 2017, Sunday, Haddam and Points Beyond... - "... The CVA’s 19th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, from 9am to ??? Held rain or shine, this event will begin at The Country Market – Tony’s Package Store parking lot, 95 Bridge Rd Haddam Ct (Rt82). There will be a dinner after the cruise for those who are interested. Come and enjoy the colors of fall with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox  chris@ctvwa.org ..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

DECEMBER 3, 2017, Sunday, Westbrook - "... The CVA’s 'Last Hurrah'... Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook 'Tree Lighting Parade', decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our friend, CVA president Bill Arute, for providing this event info, via an e-mail correspondence dated 1/24/2017; we are happy to be able to help spread the word. Please be sure to visit the Connecticut Volkswagen Association's official web site for lots more news and info on the local-area Volkswagen hobby: www.ctvwa.org ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/24/2017)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *12/21/2017 UPDATE - back to RED for the new 2017 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2017 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2016 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2016 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2017 info from, etc...

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (last of the month, April through October), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” 8:30am – onward, at the 58 River Street Parking Lot… Last Sunday of the month, April through October… Opening date = Sunday, , April 23rd, April 30th, 2017… Info: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... *3/16/2017 UPDATES – We were looking at the Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB page’s “Events” listings page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/carscoffeemilford/events/), and ran across a list of all of the 2017 dates—they are as follow: Sunday, April 23rd, Sunday, April 30th… Sunday, May 28thSunday, June 25th… Sunday, July 30th… Sunday, August 27th… Sunday, September 24thSunday, October 29th…  *3/27/2017 UPDATES - We just noticed, while browsing the main Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee FB site (https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/) that the starting date appears to have been revised from April 30th, to April 23rd (reference: https://www.facebook.com/events/215883822176748/), so we've hereby updated this listing as well! ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/21/2017; this listing was updated with a list of all of the event dates for 2017, as of 3/16/2017; revised start date for this event has been updated for this listing as of 3/27/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 4/23/2017), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Sunday Classic Car Cruise”… Sundays, 12 to 5, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster’s note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word!... NOTE: While we are aware that Sunday, April 23rd is the start date for the 2017 season, we do not have any info about a season end date... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 4/23/2017), Stratford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Cruise Night Sponsored by VFW Post 9460”… Every Sunday, beginning April 23… Starting at 5pm… Located across from Home Depot, Barnum Avenue Ext., 100 Veterans Blvd., Stratford, CT… Telephone 203-377-9112…” webmaster’s note – We saw the flyer for this cool-sounding event posted by the Stratford VFW Post 9460 on Facebook, which is where all of the above information was transcribed directly from; the link to the flyer itself is as follows: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18121122_1312304665491505_1402193126634053049_o.jpg?oh=997fb92f536ad0e9288fb7269972d64f&oe=5979E864 – and you should also visit (and “Like”) the official VFW Post 9460 Facebook page, which is located at: https://www.facebook.com/vfwpost9460/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (Every Sunday, starts 5/14/2017), Derby (confirmed for 2017) – “Sunday night Cruise Nights at Heav’nly Donuts”… 5pm to 9pm, every Sunday, beginning Mother’s Day, at Heav’nly Donuts, 653 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418, telephone 203-734-4185 (and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/)… webmaster’s note – We heard from Heav’nly head guy Anastasios (Ernie) Badas just a couple of days ago, when he chimed in via the Facebook system, about the 2017 season kick-off date for the legendary Heav’nly Donuts Sunday night cruise nights. Quoting from Ernie’s (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586Facebook note dated 5/8/2017: “…Mother’s Day, Heav’nly Donuts kicks off our 31st season, 5pm-9pm, every Sunday…” Sounds awesome—thanks Ernie! And thanks also to Ernie’s Heav’nly Donuts cruise night organizing partner, Michael R.J. Burke (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9), who is also out there every Sunday working hard keeping order with the cruise night participants… Additional info – From some casual googling, we also ran across this fantastic Boston Globe article that was published on June 28th, 2016, entitled: “Doughnuts, spanakopita, and classic cars at Heav’nly Donuts,” written by Globe Correspondent Jocelyn Ruggiero. The article gives a nice history of the business, and also some background on the origins of the amazing summertime cruise night series. You can view the article online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/06/27/doughnuts-spanakopita-and-classic-cars-heav-nly-donuts/DBWUPoUZxDSQ1Tzx2xafsM/story.html … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of5/9/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in July, August, September, and October), New London   (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…"Texas Roadhouse Roundup – 2nd Annual Car Show"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our local old car friend Car Waters (https://www.facebook.com/carl.waters.7) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Texas Roadhouse Roundup… We are hosting our 2nd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays, from 3pm to 8pm… June 25th… July 23rdAugust 20th… September 17th… October 15th (1pm to 4pm)… Car show located in New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT… Bring this flyer to the Roadhouse before or after visiting the show for a free appetizer!... No cut off! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the Night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... Questions please call: Sally or Sandy 860-443-1392…” webmaster’s note – We went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server also, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017TexasRoadhouseRoundupNewLondonPoster.jpg … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2017)

**** SUNDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, August, and September), Middletown  (**** = appears to be confirmed for 2016) - “…Route 66 Cruisers of Middletown ‘Cruise On The CT River’… Route 66 Cruisers, Middletown, CT Chapter’s ‘Cruise Night On The Connecticut River’ (next to the Canoe Club), on Harbor Drive in Middletown, CT… Street rods, antiques, trucks, show cars… (list of dates is as follows): June 12th, 2016… July 10th, 2016… August 14th, 2016… and September 11th, 2016… Sundays, 3:00pm to 7:00pm… 50/50 raffle, trophies, food, and music… ‘Show cars follow the signs to Harbor Park’… Coordinator: Lou at 860-638-8234…” webmaster’s note – We were browsing the OldRide.com web site and ran across this listing (http://www.oldride.com/events/6722735.html - from which all of the above information was transcribed), and decided to add it to our Calendar as well, as it sounds like a cool event, in a very cool location—plus we are old Middletown-ites from way back—so, we do look forward to making one of these events this coming season!... Additional information: We noticed that the “Canoe Club” restaurant at Harbor Park has a good location & directions page, which will get you VERY close to where you need to be: http://mattabesettcanoeclub.com/location/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2016)

**** SUNDAYS (May 15th thru August 28th), Milldale  (**** = appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "...Sunday's Summer Cruise Night with JoAnn and Doug at Blackstone Irish Pub and Restaurant..." Quoting from the flyer that we found posted at the Brass City Cruisers web site (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1701/25842535810_856161f094.jpg): "....Starting May 15th, thru August 28th, 2016, from 4pm to 8pm, at Blackstone Irish Pub, 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Milldale, CT 06467, telephone 860-614-3068... $25 gas card raffle every Sunday to the lucky driver... 50/50 raffle, music, door prizes, trophies, and much much more, come join the fun!..." (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/9/2016)

(old listing) SUNDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Ted’s IGA Cruise Night, (quoting from the listing we saw online at the Dream Machines Classics site: http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/), “…June 28, Cruisin' Hebron '15 ‘Tom Clark Memorial Cruze’, Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street, Hebron, CT, Cars, Trucks, Raffles, Music, Food and Fun, 4pm - 7pm, call Dave Armsta (860) 228-4311…”… Here’s a copy of the flyer from the listing that we uploaded, which is now viewable at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015TedsIGAHebronSeasonCruiseFlyer.jpg ... The specific list of dates listed on the flyer are: “Tony Morehouse Memorial Cruze, May 3rd, 4 to 7pm”… “Tom Clark Memorial Cruze, June 28th, 4 to 7pm”… “Fall Truck & Hot Rod Shindig, September 13th, 4 to 7pm”… and “Halloween Bash, October 18th, 3 to 6pm”… The flyer lists the following “presented by” sponsors: Teds IGA, North Ridge Consulting Services LLC, National Speed Center, Steve Brown Race Cars, New England Speed & Custom, Clarke-Irvin Inc. Insurance, Tarca’s & Hebron Quick Lube, Capital Garage, Georgia’s Restaurant, Basils Transmission…” (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/7/2015)

(old listing) SUNDAYS, Southington (confirmed for 2014) – “…Come join us for a Car Cruise at Renaldos Apizza and Pasta Restaurant, Sunday Nights, 4pm to 8pm, 378 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489, telephone 860-621-6005… Door prizes, driver raffle, DJ, food… Starting: May 18, 2014, through September…” webmaster’s note – Sounds cool! Thanks to the Renaldo’s Apizza folks for sending me along a copy of their official flyer (received via snail mail, mid-June 2014) for the event! We have uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2014RenaldosSouthingtonSundayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – We also saw this event listed online at the OldRide.com site; here is the dedicated listing which contains more useful details and contact for more information: http://www.oldride.com/events/3098211.html (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 6/25/2014)

(Updated for 2017) MONDAYS, New London (confirmed for 2017) – The 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights at Ocean Beach  Park, 5pm-onward... webmaster's note - We found this event (plus many other cruise night dates thru the Summer of 2017 season) listed on the Ocean Beach Park "Entertainment Schedule" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), which also contained this important page header statement to keep in mind: "...Ocean Beach Park 2017 Summer Entertainment Schedule - Subject to change - For updates and cancellations visit us on Facebook or email us at BCGOBP@aol.com to receive our weekly email updates..." And here's that Ocean Beach Park Facebook address (be sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ ... List of 2017 Season Cruise Night Dates - Here is the list of “98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night”  (5pm-onward) dates, as published on the OBP “Entertainment Schedule” page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/), as observed in late March 2017: “…May 8, 15, 22, 29… June 5,12, 19, 26… (No cruise night on July 3rd—Happy 4th of July!)… July 10, 17, 24, 31… August 7, 14, 21, 28… September 4… September 11 = ‘Our Final 98.7 WNLC Cruise Night for 2017’…” Additional info - Ocean Beach Park's street address is: 98 Neptune Avenue, New London CT 06320 - and there is a Mapquest directions link on  this page from their official web site: http://ocean-beach-park.com/contact/ ... Additional thoughts - The venue of Ocean Beach Park make this cruise night series one of the coolest and most fun in the state, in our opinion! We definitely look forward to coming back to beautiful OBP again this coming season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of  3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) MONDAYS, North Haven (confirmed for 2017) – The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club presents 'Cruisin' At The North Haven Shopping Center,' Route 5, North Haven, CT… editor’s note - We are sitting tight waiting for official info from our friends the Doo Wop Cruisers, but just so we have a placeholder here on this calendar, the TENTATIVE 2017 Opening Night for this series as Monday, May 8th, 2017… Stay tuned for updates... *4/2/2017 UPDATES – We just heard within the past day or so, via a Facebook update from the Doo Wop Cruisers folks that this is no longer a tentative listing, so we’ve removed that word! Very excited about this and looking forward to getting back for more always-fun summer Monday cruise nights in North Haven with the Doo Wop Cruisers!... More info - Please be sure to visit (and "Like") The Doo Wop Cruisers online at their official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruises-850763601737049/ ... (this TENTATIVE cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017; the word “tentative” was removed from this event listing as of 4/2/2017))

**** MONDAYS, New London  (**** = confirmed for 2016) – "The Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night,” starting 6pm, at beautiful Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320,www.ocean-beach-park.com... Quoting from the recently-updated “Ocean Beach Park 2016 Summer Entertainment” page (http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html): “…Classic Car Cruise Night… Every Monday starting at 5:00 throughout the summer, bring the whole family down and swing to the oldies during our Cruise Night. A live DJ spins great music, while a parade of classic cars lines the boardwalk. Play a round of miniature golf for a special price of $2.00, ride the waterslide from 5:30 to 8:30 for just $10, or ride the rides for a special cruise night price. Cap off the evening with an ice cream cone. Parking and admission is free!...” The opening night is listed as Monday, May 9th, and it appears to go every Monday through the summer (make sure you consult that “2016 Summer Entertainment” page for any specific date that you’re thinking of attending, to make sure: http://www.ocean-beach-park.com/23.html), with the season-ending night being listed as Monday, September 12th, 2016… webmaster's note – We try to get out to this event at least once a summer, and we absolutely love the laid-back, beachside vibe of this cool cruise, in one of Connecticut’s most beautiful locations. Definitely looking forward to getting back to OBP this coming season for more Monday night cruising fun!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2016)

**** MONDAYS, East Granby (**** = confirmed for 2016) – “Mark’s Classic Cruise,” The largest weekly cruise in New England, located at 22 Russell Road, conveniently off of Route 20 in East Granby, CT... An open cruise night, which means anyone is welcome to attend regardless of year, make, and model driven. Vehicles must be clean. Cruise runs every Monday night (unless inclement weather or saturated field conditions) from 5pm to 9pm between May and September (excluding holidays)… Adjacent to Bradley International Airport, Mark’s Classic Cruise is centrally located between Hartford, Connecticut, and Springfield, Massachusetts. From Interstate 91 take Exit 40 (Route 20). Turn right onto East Street and take a right onto Russell Road; Mark’s is on the right. If a queue line has formed prior to your arrival, please do not block Route 20…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the official Mark’s Classic Cruise web site: http://www.markscruisenight.com/ - Please be sure to visit it and read up on many other details of the event, how it runs, and so forth. For more info: 860-653-2551 or Markscruisenight@Yahoo.com … And the Facebook site for Mark’s is located at: https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise (be sure to visit and “Like”)… Additional comments – This is a seriously big time cruise night that must be experienced to be believed! We’ve attended a few times over the past few years, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Check it out if you can!!!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of4/192016)

**** MONDAYS (2nd and 4th of the month), Niantic (**** = confirmed for 2016) – "The Niantic VFW Car Show,” 2nd and 4th Mondays, rain date Tuesdays…Start date May 9th, at 5:30pm… Hot dogs, water/soda, great music, beautiful cars, great company… (Happens at) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5849, 39 Columbus Avenue, Niantic, CT 06357… webmaster’s note – We ran across this listing, complete with an official flyer, on Facebook, at the VFW Post 5849 page: https://www.facebook.com/VfwPost5849/ - and all of the above info was transcribed from that same flyer—which we also uploaded a copy of to our server, so that you can also view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016NianticVFWCarShowFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Here is the accompanying verbiage that was posted online buy the VFW Post 5849 folks: “…We are so excited to host a car show again this year! It's a great way to spend a Monday night! We have hot dogs, soda and water!! Beautiful cars and you can see the sun set on the beach if you wanted to!! Our first show will be Monday May 9th it will start at 5:30pm!...” Sounds cool to us! Thanks to VFW Post 5849 and everyone who make this wonderful summertime event possible!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2016)

(old listing) MONDAYS, Durham (appears to be confirmed for 2015) - "...’American Graffiti Night’ Classic Car Cruise Night…” every Monday evening, 5pm-8pm, at Artie’s Bar & Grill, 980 New Haven Road, Durham, CT… webmaster’s note – We saw the listing for this cool-sounding new local-area cruise night on the SpecialInterest.com web site, where it was noted that there are “trophies awarded, food specials, and music.” We also tracked down the Artie’s Bar & Grill Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arties-Bar-Grill/1508904209356738), where these additional event descriptions were provided: “…American Graffiti Night at Artie’s… Every Monday 5 to 8 we welcome all classis cars, hot rods, and bikes! Trophies are awarded every night. Enjoy $2 rootbeer floats, $2 hot dogs, $3 cheeseburgers, kids under 12 eat free!...” Additional info - We also took the liberty of making some screen shots of some of the images from the Artie’s Facebook page that illustrate the cool cars & trucks that have been showing up for this event, some other event info and graphics that we were able to find online, and put it all together on one “information compendium” page that you can view online at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ArtiesPlaceAmerGraffitiMondayCruiseDurham.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 8/6/2015)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (Every Tuesday, starts 4/25/2017), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe Tuesday Classic Car Cruise”… Tuesdays, 5 to 9, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante, 500 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468… webmaster’s note – We were given the heads-up about this event via a Facebook message from our friend Melissa Mekdeci (that also included a flyer for the Bella Rosa Large Classic Car Show Benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital that happens there on Sunday, July 9th), and are adding it to our calendar to help spread the word! NOTE: While we are aware that Tuesday, April 25th is the start date for the 2017 season, we do not have any info about a season end date... More info: Official web site for Bella Rosa Pizzeria-Ristorante of Monroe: www.bellarosapizza.com – and they also have a Facebook page, which is (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/BellaRosaCT/ … ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (First Tuesday of the month, starts 5/2/2017), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2017- “2017 Monthly Natures Art Yester Year of Oakdale Car Cruise”… Quoting from the 3/23/2017 e-mail we received from our friend Larry Erhart of the Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club (860-460-2287 and/or lerhart@comcast.net): “…Hi Shoreline Antique Auto Connection… Can you please list the 2017 Monthly Natures Art Yester Year of Oakdale Car Cruise on your website Cruise calendar?... ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, Chesterfield, CT, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain date = following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, trophies, live DJ and raffle prizes… Up to 300 cars, lots of parking… (List of dates): May 2… June 6… July 4… August 1…. September 5…’ Keep up the Great Work! Thanks, Larry Erhart…” And Larry also provided us with a copy of the Official Flyer, which we uploaded to our server, so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017YYCCNaturesArtTuesdayChesterfieldCruise.jpg … Thanks very much Larry and Yester Year of Oakdale Car Club for keeping us on the mailing list for these cool events!... Additional info – Here’s the ink to the “Directions” page for Nature’s Art/The Dinosaur Place (1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike/a.k.a.: CT Route 85, Montville, CT 06370), from their web site: http://naturesartvillage.com/hours-directions/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/24/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS, Haddam (confirmed for 2017) - The MisFit Car Cruisers Car Club presents their Even-Newer ‘Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions Classic Car Cruise,' at 95 Bridge Road (Route 82), Haddam, CT 06438. Quoting from the MisFit Car Cruisers’ Facebook announcement of 4/10/2017: “…MISFITS, gather 'round for the best news that will not disappoint. We have been welcomed with open arms, open doors and a large open parking lot by Tony' s Package Store and River Valley Provisions at 95 Bridge Rd in Haddam. We will begin our weekly summer tradition, as planned, on Tuesday, May 9th, 5-8 pm in new company and hopefully all our old company as well. We hope you like the new digs as much as we do! 4 more weeks! (And we promise, we won't have to change it this time). See you soon!!!...” For more info - Please be sure to visit the MisFit Car Cruisers’ official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/ … Additional info - Here are a couple more useful info links: Tony’s Package Store Haddam, CT Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TonysPackageHaddam/ - and River Valley Provisions, Haddam, CTFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RiverValleyProvisions/   … Additional thoughts – We’ve been attending MisFit Car Cruisers’ cruise nights in the beautiful CT River valley area for many years now, when we first started attending they were at the Essex Firehouse, then several years’-worth at Plattwood Park in Deep River, and we must say they were all fantastic, fun times, very well-run, and staffed by very friendly and helpful volunteers! We are looking forward BIG TIME to checking out the MisFits’ new Tony’s Package Store/River Valley Provisions cruises in beautiful Haddam, CT this season, and are sure they’ll be a huge success! Thanks MisFits for all your work making it happen!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS, Orange (confirmed for 2017) - “Goodies of Orange and Cruisin’ East Car Club Tuesday Night Cruise”… “…1st Tuesday of May thru last Tuesday of September… Music, giveaways, 50/50 raffles, fun… Goodies of Orange, 111 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT… Cut-off 1985, due to limited space… No 4x4s, no beaters, no tuners, no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info directly from the official event flyer that was posted on Facebook by our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762), with the following note: “…This Tuesday, May 2nd, come out, patio open…” And here is the clickable link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18076576_1845096742422990_2531777648998953455_o.jpg?oh=98ade3a969646dfdcf09d6380ec49fee&oe=598B8FC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (Every Tuesday, 5/9/2017 thru 9/26/2017), Cheshire (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Wayback Burgers Car Cruise – DJ By Joann & Doug – CT Heart and Soul Cruisers”… Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 9th through September 26, 2017, weather permitting… Every Tuesday $3.99 Wayback Classic Cheeseburgers, 5-9pm… Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 203-439-0060, waybackburgers.com, 203-228-3465 Norm…” webmaster's note – We transcribed all of the above info directly off of a flyer that was posted on Facebook, and also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CheshireTuesdayWaybackCruiseFlyer.jpg… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/7/2017)

(Updated for 2017) TUESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Dream Machine Classics Uncasville Home Depot Cruise Night 2017"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Home Depot Cruise Night 2017… Route 395 to Exit 79A to Route 32, ¼ mile south at Home Depot parking lot… 5:30 till 8:00pm… No rain dates… May 9thJune 13thJuly 11thAugust 8th, September 12th… Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts…www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the P’OM… NSRA safety inspections will be available at the cruise night… Hosted by the Dream Machine Classics Auto Club, 860-546-6113…”… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017UncasvilleHomeDepotCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

**** TUESDAYS, Stratford (**** = confirmed for 2016) - “The Street Creepers Car Club’s Cruise Night at The Blue Sky Diner”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that we found posted on 4/24/2016 at the Street Creepers Car Club of Southern Connecticut’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Cruise Night is back at The Blue Sky Diner!... 273 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford, CT 06615… Every Tuesday Night from 5pm to 8pm, starting May 17th… Great food, live DJ playing classic rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, and surf!... Open to hot rods, kustoms, classics, and antiques… No burnouts, respect the venue and its patrons…” And here’s the link to the flyer copy itself that is posted on Facebook (and had this saying posted with it: "We're bringing back one of our favorite local cruise nights!"): https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/13055435_1714891668790981_4804041697537782712_n.jpg?oh=081dd964b48f04c3f606569b29734810&oe=57BB5510 ... Additional thoughts: Don't forget to visit and "Like" the Street Creepers Car Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/ ...   (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2016)

**** TUESDAYS, Hamden (**** = confirmed for 2016) - “Columbus Lodge of Hamden Tuesday Cruise Night” … Quoting from the 4/28/2016 Facebook post (which included a great looking colorful event poster) by Lisa Marie where we first ran across this event listing: “…Do you have a motorcycle OR Truck OR Car and love Cruise Nights? Join Us on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-10pm @ Columbus Lodge of Hamden 2630 Whitney Ave Hamden for Cruise Night! All makes and models are welcome!...” A transcription of the words from the poster that accompanied the word-announcement is as follows: “…Cruise Night… Motorcycles, trucks, cars… All makes and models!... Columbus Lodge of Hamden, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT… First show: Tuesday, May 10th, 6-10pm…” And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the event poster: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13100755_967010336748461_6515021875394001512_n.jpg?oh=9fc50c375db8065a9bef443018f34ed1&oe=57B8E535 … webmaster's note – I posted a follow-up question after seeing the original Facebook post by Lisa Marie, asking if the event was going to be a weekly event. Eric Selmquist responded to my question with a follow-up post “…Every Tues…”…  Additional info: Please also be sure to visit and “Like” the Columbus Lodge of Hamden official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Lodge-Hamden-212888102176061/ … Sounds cool, and we hope to check it out this season! Thanks again to Lisa Marie, the Columbus Lodge of Hamden, and everyone involved!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2016)

(old listing) TUESDAYS (three specific dates only--see the listing for details), Groton (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – "...'Balfour Beatty Communities Car Cruise 2015...' Tuesdays: June 16, July 21, and August 18. 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All makes and models. Free admission... Location: 100 Tern Road, Groton, CT 06340. Sponsored by: Balfour Beatty Communities... More information: 860-446-5913..."... webmaster's note - We ran across the flyer for this event posted online, which is where all of the above info came from. We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where it is now viewable at the following clickable hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GrotonBalfourBeattyTuesdayCarCruiseFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/29/2015)

(old listing)  TUESDAYS, Glastonbury (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “… 2015 Summer Cruise Nights at Glastonbury McDonalds… Produced by the Connecticut GTO Club, at the Glastonbury McDonalds, 2915 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT… Every Tuesday, 5pm to 8:30p, May 5th through October 13th… Special trophies, 50/50 drawing, Music, and more!... Visit www.ctgtoclub.org for weather cancellation…” webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed directly from the electronic flyer posted by the CT GTO Club at their official web site, and we’ve also taken the liberty of making a copy of that flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GlastonburyMcDonaldsCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I’ve been to this cruise night several times over the years, both as a spectator and at least once or twice as a participant, and have had a great time. It’s very well run, in a fun & “active” location, and with great McD’s food available right there! What’s not to like?!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/30/2015)

(old listing) TUESDAYS (1st of each month--see listing for specific dates), Chesterfield (appears to be confirmed for 2015) YesterYear of Oakdale Car Cruise at Nature’s Art… “…Nature's Art - The Dinosaur Place, Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370, Route 85, Chesterfield, CT (webmaster's note - I believe that "Chesterfield" may be a section of Montville, and that "Hartford-New London Turnpike" is otherwise identified as CT Route 85 in that area...)... 5pm-8pm… Rain date following Thursday… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Special Interest Vehicles Only, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Live Music DJ. Food and Prizes…” webmaster’s note – The above verbiage comes directly from the OldRide.com listing for this event, that we ran across recently, located online at: http://www.oldride.com/events/1266437.html ... That listing also contained a list of the dates (and keep in mind the advice about rain dates above, being  the Thursday immediately following), which are of course all Tuesdays: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st. The more info contact is Trina Smolen at 860-859-1134… Additional info – There is an info page at the Nature’s Art web site that gives good detailed directions for getting there: http://naturesartvillage.com/general-information/hours-directions/Final thoughts – I went there a few years ago as a spectator and had a fantastic time checking out all sorts of cool old cars and trucks. Hoping to get back there this season on one of those selected monthly Tuesdays… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2015)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/26/2017), Oxford (confirmed for 2017) – ”Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night” 5pm ‘till 9pm… At Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting… Starting Wednesday, April 26th, 2017… Trophies every 2ndWednesday… 50/50 raffle… Give-a-ways, and much more!... For information, call Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster's note – We received a copy of the official flyer from which this information was transcribed, from our friend Melissa Mekdeci, via the Facebook system, on 3/17/2017 (Thanks again Melissa!). We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer that Melissa sent us, to our server, where you can view it for yourself now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017FritzsOfOxfordCruiseNightFlyer.jpg … Additional info - Please also be sure to check out the Fritz’s Snack Bar official web site for lots more info about this classic establishment, online at: http://fritzssnackbar.com/ - and they also have a useful “Directions” page that you can refer to: http://fritzssnackbar.com/Direction.html ... Finally, please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Fritz’s snack bar Facebook page, online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/26/2017), Hamden (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… webmaster’s note – I placed an inquiry on the Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/), back near the beginning of April of this year, asking about whether they had determined a kick-off night yet for the 2017 cruise night series. The Glenwood folks got back to me promptly with this response: “…Hey Steve, sorry, we have been trying to get that figured out. We are planning for April 26, weather permitting…” Sounds awesome! We look forward to getting back to the Glenwood again this year to check out the always-cool cruise nights, and perhaps enjoy a classic Glenwood hot dog or two!... More info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 5/31/2017 6/7/2017), West Haven (confirmed for 2017) – The Street Creepers Car Club’s Savin Rock Wednesday Cruise Nights… "...Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning the first Wednesday in June… We were planning on a May start, but due to circumstances beyond our control, this could not happen… Please spread the word, and we’ll see you all soon…” webmaster’s note – We are pleased to quote a recent Facebook post from our friends the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), regarding their super-cool Savin Rock West Haven Wednesday night cruise nights series, happily returning soon for the 2017 season, at the Savin Rock Conference Center parking area (street address for all you mapquesters and GPSers is: 6 Rock St, West Haven, CT 06516, and that’s directly off of Captain Thomas Boulevard, right across from the Kelsey Avenue intersection). I’ve attended these events in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and it’s always a great time, with a very cool “beach vibe.” Definitely looking forward to getting back to Savin Rock again this year for the Creepers’ cool cruise… *5/23/2017 UPDATE – As per a 5/22/2017 Facebook update from the Street Creepers Car Club (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/), the Savin Rock Season Opener date has been revised: “…Cruise Nights will return to Savin Rock (officially) beginning Wednesday, May 31st… Please spread the word, and we'll see you all soon!...” Sounds good, and we are happy to help spread the word… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/16/2017; revised season opener date for this event was incorporated into this listing as of 5/23/2017)

(Updated for 2017) WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Groton (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes Summer Car Cruise Nights"… Quoting from the official event flyer that our old car friends the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/) posted on Facebook, a couple of days ago: “…Summer Car Cruise   Nights… July 12August 9September 13… 5:00pm – 8:00pm… 124 Gungywamp Road, Groton, CT… All makes & models…” There is other info on the flyer that is not related to the event (Balfour Beatty/NSB New London Homes is a housing company), plus this telephone number, which might be useful if you needed to call about the cruise nights: 860-448-4505… FLYER: We also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017GrotonBalfourBeattyCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2017)

**** WEDNESDAYS (every second of the month from May 'till September), Bolton (**** = confirmed for 2016) - "...The Gear Head Mafia Car Club proudly presents Cruise Nights at Georgina's Restaurant, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT 06043. Easy access from 384, Route 6, and Route 44... Come join us every second Wednesday of the month from May 'till September, from 5pm 'till dusk. Come join us for great music, raffle prizes, trophies, and of course great food..." webmaster's note - We ran across the Gear Head Mafia's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/) recently, where they had their official "2016 Cruise Schedule" Flyer posted (https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/1917498_924568017580032_6612924704220712298_n.jpg?oh=4c6a6da0e4c82eaaf4c69cf651b5c1f1&oe=5713B9D2), and thought it more than worth adding this cool-sounding cruise to our Calendar! The actual dates from the flyer for this cruise night are as follow: May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, and September 14th. There is also an October 23rd (which appears to be a Sunday) "Ted's IGA and The Gear Head Mafia Car Club Halloween Bash" car cruise listed on the flyer, to be happening at Ted's IGA, 127 Main Street in Hebron, CT, that also sounds cool, and will be happening 4pm 'till dusk... Additional info: There's a "Click for Directions" link on one of the Georgina's Restaurant web site pages that may be useful, if you're not familiar with the area: http://georginasbanquets.com/contact/ ... Even more additional info - Here's a cool "YouTube" video (nearly 6 minutes long) that someone posted from one of the 2015 Gear Head Mafia/Georgina's cruise nights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03yEDLh7xZI - Very cool!!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 12/29/2015)

**** WEDNESDAYS (see the listing for specific dates), Colchester  (**** = appears to be confirmed for 2016) – “The Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester’s ‘2016 Colchester Green Cruise’… Good Times Motoring Club of Colchester, Connecticut is a group of automotive enthusiasts. We were founded in 1982 and growing every year. We are an organization that has been a part of the Colchester Community for over a quarter century... 2016 Colchester Green Cruise Schedule; gates open at 4:30pm: April 20th… May 18th… June 15th… July 20th… August 17th… September 21st… Rain Dates = The Following Wednesday… Fall Harvest Cruise: October 9th, 11am to 4pm…" Additional info: We found the above info posted at the official Good Times Motoring Club web site, which is located online at: http://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ - and which also contained this important info that you should be aware of before making a long trip to attend: “…GTMC is currently seeking new members. If you are interested in becoming a member please see the DJ or go to the trailer at the cruise, or email us at info@goodtimesmotoringclub.com … Donations of any denomination are always welcome. If you choose to donate, we will have members available as you enter our Cruise on the Colchester Green to collect your donation for charities of our choice. In the past we have donated to several charities and organizations such as the Colchester Library, The Food Bank, and a college scholarship to a graduating senior at Bacon Academy… We regret that no vehicle 1988 and newer will be allowed on the Green. Due to overcrowding and concerns by the Town, we had no choice but to change our venue. Thank you for your understanding…” Even more additional information – Be sure to visit and “Like” the GTMC’s official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2016)

**** WEDNESDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Guilford (**** = confirmed for 2016) - Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club presents: "Ashley’s Cruise Night," at Ashley’s Ice Cream, Route 1/Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT… “…Wednesday July 13th, and Wednesday, August 10th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm… “…Come join us, music by Rockin’ Richard…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Lucille Sharp (las32chev@comcast.net) of the Shoreline Recycled Teenage Cruisers car club (www.shorelinecruiserssrtc.com), for sending us along the listings for these two great-sounding evenings at one of our favorite local Shoreline-area venues, Ashley’s of Guilford (located in the “Sachem Plaza” right up on Route 1, more or less “in front” of the Guilford Wal-Mart)… Lucille also mentioned that the SRTC-ers’ usual Labor Day Car Show will not be happening this year  ... *LATE UPDATE - Lucille followed up a short time later with a copy of the Official Flyer for this event, which we made sure to upload to our server, where it is viewable now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2016AshleysOfGuilfordSRTCCruiseNightFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Lucille and all of the SRTC-ers!...   (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/20/2016)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every other, starting 5/20), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…CT Road Lancers Car Club and Captain Seas Restaurant of Wallingford 2015 Season of Weekly Wednesday Night Cruises, 905 N. Colony Rd., every Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm… Music by DJ Don, trophies… For information, call Plumcrazy Gil 203-213-9477…” webmaster’s note – we found this event listed on the Special Interest web site, in the “shows” section under Connecticut, and are pleased to pass it along for your info (exact transcription from what was published)... We also went and looked at the CT Road Lancers cool official web site (http://ctroadlancers.webs.com/), and found a copy of the official 2015 Captain Seas Cruise Night Flyer, so copied and uploaded that, so that it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015CRLCaptSeasWedsWallingfordCruzFlyer.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS, West Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – Shoreline Time Machines Savin Rock Cruise Nights 2015... “… Cruise Nights begin May 6, 2015… Shoreline Time Machines will start their cruise season… Wednesdays, at the Savin Rock Convention Center parking lot. Cruises will be held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 9:00pm, thru the end of September, weather permitting… We hope to see you all there… " webmaster’s note – The above information came directly from our friends the Shoreline Time Machines car club’s official web site - http://shorelinetimemachines.com/ - and we also made a screen shot, which you can view at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesBegin6May2015.JPG ... Additional information – The Shoreline Time Machines’ web site also contains a “Cruise Location” page that contains detailed directions on how to get to the Savin Rock Convention Center, off of the nearby highway, Interstate 95—a clickable link to a screen shot we made of the “Cruise Location” page is at: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/ShorelineTimeMachinesWedsWHCruiseNitesLocation.JPG ... Even more additional information – And if you are Facebook-compatible, you also need to check out the club’s official FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/shoreline.timemachines ... Final thoughts – The Shoreline Time Machines folks have been running this cool cruise night, at a beautiful spot right by the ocean, for many years, and it’s always a good time! Definitely hoping to make it there this season!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(old listing) WEDNESDAYS (every first of the month—see listing for details), Columbia (appears to be confirmed for 2015) Columbia Ford Kia Cruise Nights 2015... “… Columbia Ford Kia, 234 Willimantic Road (Route 6), Columbia, CT, ‘Cruise Nights 2015,’ first Wednesday of the month: May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, & September 2; rain date is the following Wednesday… 5:00pm to 8:00pm… ‘All makes & models welcome!... Great food and drink available at the Thunderbird Café… Please bring at least one non-perishable food item for the Covenant Soup Kitchen…’ For more info, call Bryan 860-822-3562…” webmaster's note – The above information was transcribed from a flyer for this event that we ran across online—and a copy of which we’ve uploaded to our server, which is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015ColumbiaFordKiaWednesdayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – Very nice job by the Columbia Ford Kia and all of the event organizing team with the non-perishable food donation advice, providing a needed benefit for those less fortunate… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Southington (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz In at Kizl's Family Restaurant,” 5pm-9pm, at Kizl’s Family Restaurant, 2014 West Street, Southington, CT 06489… Details from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/169679736875992/): “…Ralphs Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2017! Starting April 6th, and every first and third Thursday thru August, then every Thursday thru October (and several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)!... Always a fun night, Lots of cool cars, at a fantastic location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2017!!! Thursday, April 6th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area for Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...” Even more info: http://ralphsrapidtransit.com/ … and/or on Facebook as well: https://www.facebook.com/Ralphs-Rapid-Transit-260015106155/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “…Starting May 25, 2017… The Port 5 Naval Veterans in association with The Connecticut Seaport Car Club presents Summer Cruise Nights on the Harbor… 5 Nights This Season!... May 25, June 22, July 27. August 31, September 28… Rain dates are following Thursday… 6-9 P.M., at Port 5 Naval Veterans Hall, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT… 3 Trophies, prizes, awesome food… Featuring DJs: Car Tune Classics playing tunes and trivia with The Feel the Steel Contest!... 45 car limit - mo cut off year!... Gates close when parking lot is full… Info: Rich 203-610-3330…” webmaster’s note – We saw this info posted on the CT Seaport Car Club’s events page (http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and there was also a clickable link to the official flyer at: http://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2017/Port5Cruise2017.jpg ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS, Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - “Cruisin’ East Car Club Goodies of Milford Drive-In Weekly Thursday Cruise Night,” at Goodies Restaurant, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT 06460… Quoting from the Facebook post of March 29th, 2017 from our friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762): "...We start up on April 20th, hope to see all our cruisin’ guys and gals!..." Awesome! Thanks Bill!... For more infohttp://goodiesmilford.com/ … Official Flyer – At the same time that Bill Giles posted that start-up date, he also posted an electronic photo of the official flyer, from which we were able to glean additional details about the event: “…Cruisin’ East car club presents the ‘Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodie’s Drive-In,’ 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT, from 6pm to 9pm… Contact Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824… Food, music, giveaways, trivia… ‘Cruising the way it used to be…’…” Very cool—thanks Bill! We also uploaded a copy of the flyer photo to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CruisinEastGoodiesMilfordThursCruiseFlyer.jpg … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2017) - “…’Summer Cruise at Berlin Pizza, with the Over The Hill Gang CT Car Club,’ at Berlin Pizza on The Berlin Turnpike, 196 Wilbur Cross Highway, Berlin, CT (across from Home Depot)… Any hot rod, street rod, pro-street, muscle cars… Great fun for family & friends, music, prizes, raffles, trophies… Every other Thursday starting May 4th, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm… List of date as follows (no rain dates): May 4th & 18th… June 1st, 15th, 29th… July 13th & 27th… August 10th & 24th… September 7th & 21st… October 5th & 19th… Weather permitting (no rain dates), see our Facebook page for cancellations… Be sure to like us on Facebook: Over The Hill Gang CT othgct… Please no booze or burnouts… Thank you…”… webmaster's note - We found the announcement and flyer for  this event on Facebook, at the site of our friends who organize it, the Over the Hill Gang CT - https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - which is where all of the above information was transcribed from—we also made a copy of and uploaded a copy of the actual flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017BerlinPizzaCruiseFlyer-PostedOnFacebookByOTHGCT.jpg ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (5/18/2017 thru 9/21/2017), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2017) - "...'American Legion Post 113 Car Show,' Every Thursday night from 5pm 'till dusk, at American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT... Show runs from May   18 through September 21, 2017. Open to all car types! Free admission! Open to the public!... Spectators welcome... No coolers allowed... Food and beverages at reasonable prices..." webmaster's note - Thanks to our old car friend Frank Saunders (https://www.facebook.com/frank.saunders.737) for the heads-up about this cool, local-area Thursday night summertime cruise series, that we've attended in the past, both as a spectator and a participant, and have always had a great time! Frank posted the flyer for this cool cruise night on Facebook, which is where all of the above info  was transcribed directly from. We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Frank, and the good folks of the American Legion Post 113!... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) THURSDAYS (see the listing for specific dates in June, July, and August), Guilford (confirmed for 2017) - "Apple Pi Robotics Cruise Nights for Summer 2017"… Quoting from the official event info page (http://www.applepirobotics.org/2017/06/apple-pi-announces-cruise-nights-for-summer-2017/) published by the Apple Pi Robotics Team (www.applepirobotics.org and/or: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/), at their official web site: “…Cruise Nights sponsored by Apple Pi Robotics. 5PM – 8PM (dusk) June 22July 6July 20August 3 and August 17… Includes antique and unusual cars, barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks, music, and robotics demonstrations and lots of FUN! No better atmosphere for a relaxing Cruise Night than the grassy fields in back of the Little Red Barn at Bishops Orchard right off Route 1 in Guilford, CT. Come enjoy some of the best music from the 50's, 60's and 70’s, have a barbecued burger and watch the sun go down while ‘talking cars’. The Apple Pi robot will be on hand for demonstrations. For updates, check our website at www.applepirobotics.org … Admission is FREE although donations of any kind are greatly appreciated. All donations and proceeds from our concession are used to fund the Apple Pi Robotics Program…” We also made a screen shot of the cruise night info page, which included a cool graphic, and uploaded that to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ApplePiRobotics2017CruiseNitesInfo-JPG.JPG .... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/6/2017)

**** THURSDAYS, Wallingford  (**** = confirmed for 2016) - "Doo Wop Cruisers' Captain Seas 2016 Cruise Nights"... Quoting from our Doo Wop Cruisers car club friend Frank Bronner’s e-mail (fbronner@sbcglobal.net) heads-up from earlier today, that had information about this, and also the popular Monday North Haven Cruise nights that the Doo Wop Cruisers also run: “…Hi Steve, Just a reminder that The Doo Wop Cruisers will be starting up their cruise night at the North Haven Shopping Center on May 9th 2016. From 5:00 to 8:30pm… They will also be doing the cruise night at Captain Seas in Wallingford on Thursday nights starting May 19th, from 5:00 to 8:30…” We also looked at the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site for the Captain Seas event: “…May 19, Wallingford, Every Thursday Night come cruise with the Doo Wop Cruisers to enjoy Good Food & Great Friends at Captain Seas & enjoy the oldies music, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Captain Seas Rest. 905 No Colony Rd…” Be sure to check the Official Doo Wop Cruisers web site for more info: http://www.doowopcruisers.com/Additional info – Here’s the Captain Seas official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Captain-Seas-120406141304216/ … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2016)

**** THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Seymour (**** = confirmed for 2016) - "... Seymour Lions Club’s ‘Summer Cruise Nights 2016’ at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483, Thursday Nights Cruise from 5:30 to 8:30pm, on these specific dates: May 12th, May 26th, June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 15th… (All dates are) weather permitting, (and with) trophies awarded… ‘…All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles welcome!...’ Visit us on our Facebook page: ‘The Seymour Lions Club.’… For additional information please contact Corky 203-619-1571 or Melissa 203-430-9356, or email us at seymourlions52@att.net … Don’t forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aides! ...” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a colorful flyer posted Facebook by the Seymour Lions Club on their official page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Seymour-Lions-Club-233240963383227/ … And here’s the actual online Facebook address for the poster itself: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13015163_1195968727110441_3249526642137126053_n.jpg?oh=92063b97cd1db49e2d7135620d85ae52&oe=57AF5BC5 … (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2016)

(old listing) THURSDAYS (see details for listing of specific dates), Bridgeport (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…’Cruzin’ Back To The Ballpark’ at Harbor Yard Free Monthly Car Cruise, at The Ballpark At Harbor Yard, 500 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT…”... webmaster’s note – Our old car friend AJ from WPLR posted the official flyer for this event online at his Facebook site, and the following is a transcription of the details on this cool-sounding new event: “…Free Monthly Car Cruise… May, June, August, October: 3rd Thursday of the month… July & September: 4th Thursday of the Month… 5pm to 9pm, rain or shine… Live bands, ballpark fare, BBQ pit, free giveaways, industry midway, 21+ beer garden… Free admission for cars and spectators… All ages, family friendly… For more info: www.bridgeportbluefish.com … No pets, no imports…” (ugh, as a vintage Volkswagen driver, I guess that very last part means that I can only attend as a spectator, so I’ll do my best to get over there to check it out some Thursday night this summer…)… Additional info – We also took the liberty of making a copy of the flyer and uploading it to our server, where it is viewable online now at the following clickable link: http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015BptBluefishHarborYardThursdayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Even more additional info – Here’s the Bridgeport Bluefish/Harbor Yard ballpark web site official directions page, for your info: http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/stadium/directions/ …  (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2015)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS (Every Friday thru September; starts 5/12/2017), North Branford (confirmed for 2017) – “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… “Hot Cars Wanted!”… Starting May 12th, 2017, through September, 5:30 to 8:30pm (come early and park with your friends)… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… “Good Food, and don’t forget the Ice Cream!”… Hear those late great rock ‘n roll tunes by: “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!”… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared with us, to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events (we’ll also be working up a words-ad for the classifieds section with specific information about Frank’s service for creating these very attractive and eye-catching flyers). So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the Rockin’ Richard oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest!), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2017 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... *2/24/2017 UPDATES – We removed the word “TENTATIVE” from the beginning of this event listing, because we just had the pleasure of speaking on the phone minutes ago with The Man, Marty Forbes, who was very enthusiastic to confirm that Friday, May 12this indeed the Official Opening Night for this event, and when he gets the “Final Version” of the Official Flyer for this event in hand, he said he’ll be sending us a copy ASAP! Sounds positively awesome, Marty, and Thank You for getting back to us! We can’t wait to get back to North Branford for some cool Friday night classic car cruisin’ in 2017!!... *4/17/2017 UPDATES – We received a copy of the Official Flyer for 2017 from our friend Marty Forbes, received in a snail mailing postmarked March 28th, 2017 (thanks Marty!), and we went ahead and scanned it and uploaded a copy to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017MartyForbesMcDsAndDQNorthBranfordFridayCruiseFlyer.jpg… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to a scan of the Official Flyer for 2017 was added to this listing as of 4/17/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS, Uncasville (confirmed for 2017) – "Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise”… Quoting from the Official Flyer that was forwarded to us by our friend Jeff Higgins (jhiggins@moheganmail.com), via an e-mail dated 5/3/2017: “…Cruise on over to Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar Car Cruise, Every Friday starting in June, 6pm to 8pm, Route 32, Uncasville… All classic cars, American & foreign, muscle cars, post WWII vehicles, trucks, military, and special interest vehicles are welcome… All participants receive a coupon for free wings!...” webmaster’s note – As noted, Jeff from Mohegan had sent us the flyer originally, attached to the 5/3 e-mail, and with this nice cover note: “…Hello Steve, Aroogas is hosting a car cruise this summer starting the first Friday in June. We would love to have your participation. Please let me know if you have any questions… Thank you, Jeff…” Knowing that we like not only to put cruises/”recurring” type events in the “Cruise Nights” section of our SAAC online calendar page (http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/calendar.htm), as well as the “Opening Night” of the event, within the normal “Calendar” part of the page, I wrote back to Jeff to attempt to confirm that Friday, June 2nd, was indeed going to be the Arooga’s Friday cruise opener. He got back to me very promptly via e-mail within minutes of my inquiry; quoting from his email of 5/4/2017: “…Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, the first event will be Friday June 2nd… Look forward to seeing you there… Jeff…” Fantastic—thanks again Jeff!... FLYER: Here’s the clickable link to the copy of Jeff’s event flyer for the Aroooga’s 2017 Friday cruise nights that we uploaded to our server: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017AroogasUncasvilleFridayCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg … Additional info – Don’t forget to visit (and “Like”) the Arooga’s at Mohegan Sun official Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/aroogas32/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS, Milford (confirmed for 2017) – “Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club Milford McDonalds Friday Cruise Nights,” at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly! We are reporting this kick-off date based upon an early January Facebook posting by Joel, and we will certainly update this listing as needed, as more details get published about it… Additional info - Be sure to visit the BSGs club's official web site at: http://bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ - and also their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Sweat-and-Gears-Car-Club-Connecticut/202091426554876 ;... Once again, please stay tuned for more details, and make sure to mark May 5th May 12th down on your 2017 calendar for an always-fun local cruise night run by some really great folks… *5/5/2017 UPDATES – As per several Facebook updates posted this morning from BSG member friends (Will Fleming, Mike Long) and/or local old car friends-in-the-know (Tony Cervone), the start date for this cruise night series has been pushed up to Friday, May 12th, due to VERY RAINY weather happening on Friday May 5th. So, let’s all do our “inverse rain dance” so that the weather’s nice and clear for Friday May 12th!...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/5/2017)

(Updated for 2017) FRIDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – "Vintage Night at the Market – Classic Car Cruise at the Bozrah Farmers Market," 4-7pm, 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT… Looking for vintage cars… July 28thAugust 25th… September 22nd… Music by The Pom…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info directly from the poster for this event that we received via Facebook from Lulu Baah - https://www.facebook.com/lulu.baah.3 - and we also uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it online at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017VintageNightAtTheBozrahFarmersMarketPoster.jpg ... Additional info – Please also be sure to view the official Bozrah Farmers Market web site at: https://www.bozrahfarmersmarket.org/ - and check them out (and be sure to “Like”) also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2017)

(old listing) FRIDAYS, Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2014) - 'Classic Night Cruise Nights,' at Village Square Shopping Center, Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe, CT, 6:30pm to 8:30pm, May 9th through September 19th, 2014. More info: http://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=41637 - and also the club's official web site: http://www.classicnights.com/ - and also: Fred Loulis 203-268-1111. (this cruise listing was added to this calendar as of 4/6/2014)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Bridgeport (confirmed for 2017) – The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club’s “Monthly Cruise at The Club…” Quoting from the electronic flyer (actual flyer URL: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17158919_1945280932425002_3716862763274067829_o.jpg?oh=bb0a8573fa2a7ecfcc73b2a6a318394b&oe=59371CCF) that our friends the Round Town Cruisers posted onFacebook just a couple of days ago: “…The Germania Schwaben Club and Round Town Cruisers Car Club present a ‘Monthly Cruise at The Club’…Join us on the Second Saturday of each Month: April 8th… May 13th… June 10th… July 8th… August 12th… September 9th… Rain dates are on the following Saturday, one rain date per month… Trophies, door prizes, raffles, music, food, indoor cash bar, outdoor pavilion … Participant judging… Hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, and muscle cars are welcome… The Germania Schwaben Club, 416 Horace Street, Bridgeport, CT… For more info call: Mike @ 203-814-8315…” webmaster’s note– I didn’t see it noted on the flyer, but I am pretty sure I saw the event hours listed in another Facebook post by the RTC-ers as being noon to 3pm; at the present time I am attempting to follow up with them on that important detail, and will, of course, update this listing as soon as I receive confirmation and/or any additional info… Additional info – Please be sure to check in also with the Round Town Cruisers at their official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ … *3/31/2017 UPDATES – Our friends the Round Town Cruisers followed up with a revised event flyer that clearly listed the event hours, which, as we had suspected, are 12:00 noon to 3:00pm; we made a copy of the revised flyer and uploaded it to our server, and you can view it now at the following clickable address: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017RoundTownCruisersGermaniaClubBptUpdatedFlyer.jpg…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; clickable link to the revised flyer was added to this listing as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (3rd of each month, April through October), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) – “Cars and Coffee at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford”… “…April 15, Wallingford, Come grab a hot cup of Joe and a bagel, and check out some cool cars. Bring your car, any make or year. If you think it's cool, we want to see it! Trucks, too. But please, not burnouts or loud stereos. Spend an hour or two with other enthusiasts and talk cars, Cars and Coffee at Bruegger's Bagels, 970 North Colony Rd. (Rte. 5), Easy access from Rte. 15 N or S, or Rte. 68 via 91 N or S., 3rd Saturday of the month, April thru October. Rain date following Saturday, 7am - 10am…” webmaster’s note – The above text was transcribed directly from the listing appearing on the SpecialInterest.com web site’s coming events calendar for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm). How cool to see this, what appears to be, new-for-2017 local car event on the scene! At this time we are attempting to see if there may be a flyer available for this great-sounding “cars & coffee” series in nearby Wallingford! Meanwhile, please also be sure to visit (& “Like”) the Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ …  *5/9/2017 UPDATES – What do you know, even though I never received any response back from the direct contact I attempted to make with Brueggers of Wallingford as far as a flyer for this event, I had the good fortune to attend the Doo Wop Cruisers’ season opener North Haven Shopping Plaza cruise night earlier this week (on 5/8/2017) with my ’70 Bug, and after some walking around at the cruise, I came back to find a flyer for the Brueggers of Wallingford Cars and Coffee event placed in my car--NICE! I then made sure to get it onto the scanner when I got home, and then uploaded the scan to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSatCarsAndCoffee.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017; hyperlink to a scan of the official flyer was added to this listing as of 5/9/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (specific dates—see the listing), Uncasville (confirmed for 2017) – "The Southeastern Mustang Club presents: Cruise Nights 2017 at The Center of Montville," 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates… Sorry no motorcycles… Dates and details are as follow: Saturday, May 20th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, June 17th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, July 15th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, August 19th, 5pm until 8pm… Saturday, September 16th, 4pm until 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting new raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/ ... On the web: www.semc.com ... Please, no alcohol and no burnouts…” webmaster’s note – We were so pleased to receive the official flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed, from our old car friend from Southeastern Connecticut Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who forwarded it, along with a fundraising endorsement letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, all attached to an e-mail that he sent us, dated 3/17/2017—here are excerpts from Clem’s cover note: “…Hi Steve, Clem Brown here… (I’ve) included a copy of our club’s cruise night flyer and a letter from the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center giving permission to collect donations for them. I (would like to ask) if you could add our cruise nights to your SAAC calendar… The cruise nights are open to all, no cut-off dates and we welcome cars and trucks of all makes and models… There is no admission charge, we have music and great raffle prizes and appreciation awards. Our club’s Facebook page is noted on the flyer and will give the latest info if there is need of a rain date, etc… Thanks in advance, Clem…” Sounds fantastic, Clem, and even better that it supports a positively fantastic and very worthy cause! Great job by you and all of the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club for making it happen! We also took the liberty of uploading both of the documents that Clem supplied, to our server, where you can view them both online at the following clickable links: Cruise Night Flyer = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFlyer.jpg – And the Fundraising endorsement letter from CT Children’s Medical Center = http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017SEMustangClubUncasvilleCruiseNightsFundraisingEndorse.JPG… Thanks again Clem and SEMC!!!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/20/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (second and fourth of the month, thru September 23rd; also see listing), Wallingford (confirmed for 2017) – "Cruise Nights 2017 - Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers”… Quoting from the 3/27/2017 e-mail received from our friend John Danovich (jdanovich00@gmail.com) of the Saturday Nite Cruizers Car Club of Wallingford: "...Hi Steve - Attached is the Saturda Nite Cruizers liting for our Duchess Cruise Night for 2017 (25 years running!).  Thanks for posting and hope to see you at the Duchess this year… "...Cruise Nights 2017 Presented by the Saturday Nite Cruizers… The Saturday Nite Cruizers invite you to join us for our 25th season of cruising at the Duchess Restaurant, 124 Church Street (Route 68) in Wallingford, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Our first cruise is Saturday May 13th, (no cruise on May 26th) then held every second and forth Saturday of the month thru September 23rd (no rain dates). Music and great food available. 6 trophies every cruise and no motorcycles please. No cutoff year, but we do reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle. Additional info call June 860-919-8514, Jack 860-543-5880 or e-mail jdanovich00@gmail.com. Visit our website @ Saturdaynitecruziers.org... Cruise Dates: May 13...   (No cruise on May 27th)... June 10... June 24... July 8... July 22... August 12... August 26... September 9...September 23..." Sounds AWESOME! Thanks again Jack and the Cruizers!... Additional info - Don't forget to visit the Saturday Nite Cruizers car club online at: http://www.saturdaynitecruizers.org/index.html ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (first and third of the month; see listing for details), Berlin (confirmed for 2017) – "Charter Oak Firebirds 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria & Cafe”… Quoting from the official flyer that our local old car friend (& Charter Oak Firebird Club member) John Astarita passed along to us via the Facebook system: “…We’re back in a new location… 2017 Saturday Cruise Nights at the Pine Loft Pizzeria and Café, 1747 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT… 4:30pm to 8:00pm, 1st and 3rd Saturdays… 2017 Schedule (no rain dates): May 20th… June 3rd… June 17th… July 1stJuly 15th… September 2nd… September 16th… October 7th… October 21st… Visit CharterOakBirds.com for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights… All classic, muscle, and specialty cars welcome—classic imports too (no tuners!)… Bigger trophies & better raffles… 50/50 drawing, music, and more!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.com – for club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person; no alcohol; no burnouts; no dogs allowed except service animals; please come, have fun, and be safe!... Please support our sponsors: Richard Chevrolet, Ground Up, and E-Muscle LLC…” webmaster’s note – We also made sure to upload a copy of the flyer (from which all of the above information was transcribed directly) that John supplied us with to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2017CharterOakBirdsPineLoftCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional info– Please also be sure to check in with the Charter Oak Firebird club at their official Facebook site as well (make sure to visit and “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-Club-223410181005443/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (first and third of the month; see listing for details), Meriden (confirmed for 2017) – “The American Muscle Car Club’s Class Act Auto Wash Saturday Cruise Night,” at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, Connecticut 06450, 5pm to 8pm… Details: “…(May 6th, 2017 is) our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month until the end of the season!...” Additional useful info – Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/403701559990995/ - and here’s the American Muscle Car Club (AMCC) Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ - and here’s the main AMCC web site address as well: http://amcc-ct.org/ … Additional background: “…American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community…” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Middletown (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "Middletown Elks Car Show” (classic car cruise), to be held on Saturday, May 13th... Saturday, June 10th... Saturday, July 8th... Saturday, August 12th... 5-8pm, at Middletown Elks, 44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT (860-346-9771)... Free admission, all regional car clubs welcome... No rain dates... Hot dogs & hamburgers w/chips (outside), dinner available (inside), 50/50 raffle, music by Warren Reino... We reserve the right to refuse entry... webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed off of the flyer that was posted online by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT (Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ - make sure to visit and "Like" their page), and here's the hyperlink to the flyer itself: https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17629838_1387080478033465_3360142966334182004_n.jpg?oh=b27a263a9a27402ec642024ecf33d382&oe=59547B7B … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "Cars & Coffee Branford," at Excelerate Performance, 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT... 9am to 12pm... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/603922683146761/): "...Come Drink Local Coffee and Talk Cars With Us :: We have teamed up with Willoughby's Coffee & Tea to start our own Cars & Coffee get together at Excelerate Performance… Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the worlds finest beans and we will be providing the get together location at our 12 Sycamore Way, Branford, CT facility… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. Family Friendly… Schedule: 4/22 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 5/27 - OPEN HOUSE 12pm - 4pm… 6/10 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 8/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100..." Additional info - Here's Excelerate Performance's Faceboook page (make sure to visit and "Like"): https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/8/2017)

(Updated for 2017) SATURDAYS (Last of the month, June thru September), Norwich (appears to be confirmed for 2017) - "VFW Post 594 of Norwich Breakfast Cruise"… Quoting from the event notice that we found on the Dream Machines Classics car club’s July schedule page (http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2017%20Schedules/july_2017.html): “…July 29, VFW Breakfast Cruise, 30 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich Industrial Park, Norwich, CT, 8am - 10am, $5 Breakfast Donations. Eggs Bacon or Sausage. Home fries. Pancakes. Coffee. Donuts, for more info call (860) 892-1400… (flyer link as follows) http://www.dreammachineclassics.org/images/2017%20Photos/flyers/VFW2017%20cruise6.jpg… webmaster’s note – The flyer lists this event as happening on “the last Saturday of each month” (from June thru September), and there’s also a phone number provided on the flyer: 860-892-1400… Additional info – Please be sure to visit (and “Like”) the VFW Post 594 of Norwich Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Vfw594norwichct/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/25/2017)

**** SATURDAYS (see listing for specific dates), North Branford (**** = appears to be confirmed for 2016) - "Ink & Iron Cruise Night," at Tru Ink Gallery, 2005 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471, 5pm to 9pm… Info: Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1142710599125378/ … “…The INK & IRON cruise nites are back at TRU INK and so are the Conn men! Join us July 9, Aug 13, and Sept 10 2016 for Food Trucks, Vendors, Music, Giveaways, Raffles and Tattoo / Piercing specials all day! We will welcome back the sickest moto stunt riders in CT the CONN MEN.. Come hang out, meet some badass people, and enjoy the hottest Cruise Nights in CT!…” Additional info – Please see the Tru Ink web site for more info: http://truinkgallery.wix.com/truink - and also the Tru Ink Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TRUINKgallery ... (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2016)

(old listing) SATURDAYS (last of each month, May through September), Gales Ferry (appears to be confirmed for 2015) – “…Cows, Cones, and Classic Cars at Alice Acres Farm, 39 Military Highway, Gales Ferry, CT (behind the Old Gales Ferry Elementary School across from Ocean State Job Lot on Route 12)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… dash plaques to first 20 cars… For more info call 860-464-2663 or 860-464-1885, or visit www.cowsandcones.com …”… webmaster’s note – The above information was transcribed from a listing found on the Dream Machines Classics web site (specifically from the May, 2015 section of the Schedule), and we combined that, with some information directly from the Alice Acres/Cows & Cones web site - www.cowsandcones.com/special-events.html - onto a one-page handbill, which we then uploaded to our server in two formats—“.pdf” which has working links, and “.jpg” which is basically just a picture. You can view either or both now, at the following two clickable links: PDF = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.pdf - and JPG = http://home.comcast.net/~shorelinesteve/2015GalesFerryCowsAndConesMonthlyCarShowInfo.jpg ... Additional thoughts – I got out there once last season as a spectator, and had a positively wonderful time checking out the great old cars, AND enjoying some of the fantastic ice cream that the “Cows & Cones” stand sells—it was positively SUPERB! What a great combination! Hope to get back out to Gales Ferry again at least once this coming season!… (this recurring/cruise event was added to this calendar as of 5/20/2015)

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